Submitted by Nicki
June 25, 2012 at 2:27 pm
I think it's a bit harsh expecting any app to autofill, "Skynyrd," esp. when it's spelled wrong to begin with.
June 25, 2012 at 2:35 pm
June 25, 2012 at 2:43 pm
Ah, well, for what it's worth, I AM the product of American public schools. I try not to drop the "u" in words that should have one (i.e. cloUr, flavoUr, glamoUr, etc), though, so do I get partial credit?
Mitchell Jordan Charles Daley:
June 25, 2012 at 3:43 pm
actually "spelled" is correct.
"Spelt" is a kind of flour :P
June 25, 2012 at 6:27 pm
Apparently you do drop the "o" in words that should have one though... cOlour!
June 25, 2012 at 6:28 pm
I saw that.. Unfortunately, naught I could do about it at the time..
Nina Joyce Packie:
June 27, 2012 at 1:32 am
spelled in the US, spelt in England.
June 27, 2012 at 6:09 pm
"Spelled" in the US, "Spelled" AND "Spelt" everywhere else, although "Spelt" (which, as a noun, is also a type of wheat) is losing popularity over the former.
Harold George Wagner III:
June 28, 2012 at 3:59 am
Paul, you're goofy if you think you need to keep the "U" in words just because England does it. They don't own the language! And I'm tired of ignorant Brits acting like American English is wrong.
June 28, 2012 at 1:51 pm
I don't keep the 'u' in words because Brits do it. I do it because that's the way those words had always been spelled (spelt?). I'm American, born, raised & still living here, and I'm tired of Americans acting entitled & superior. I'm tired of the erosion of the language I was forced to endure 12 years of education in, and pass, to get my highschool diploma, now being beaten down & trampled at every turn, including by our leaders & news sources.. Ah, well..
June 28, 2012 at 2:37 pm
They're actually both gramatically correct.
American public schools prefer "Spelled" over "Spelt" while British English schools make no distinction between the two, being past paticiples and past tenses of "Spell".
June 28, 2012 at 3:12 pm
I disagree with your notion that we're acting "entitled and superior" Only the stupid ones do that. I think the "U"s in words such as "colour" are unnecessary and I agree with our language's decision to remove them.
July 8, 2012 at 4:31 pm
They're both right.
June 25, 2012 at 3:45 pm
omg omg omg! sooo lol worthy tootssss:D ;).
June 25, 2012 at 5:26 pm
I am so glad someone called him on spelt!
June 25, 2012 at 5:29 pm
Rada Maria Muica:
June 25, 2012 at 7:45 pm
June 25, 2012 at 9:31 pm
It's a Skynyrd you wear around your neck! :)
Papoj Ricardo Aksharanugraha:
June 26, 2012 at 1:27 pm
Say it with me: Lynyrd. Skynyrd.
There is no 'a' in the spellings!
July 4, 2012 at 4:24 am
Lanyard sky nuts.
July 8, 2012 at 4:30 pm
Pear pimples for hairy fishnuts.
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