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How do you spell favorite/favourite ?
Jokes, Polls & Anything Else / 9:26 AM - Monday September 05, 2011

How do you spell favorite/favourite ?

with the u or without?
if you use the u does it sound different when you say it?
Same goes for color/colour.

what's the benefit of using the u ?

- Asked by A Creative, Female, Who Cares?, Who Cares?

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It is UK spelling and is considered "proper" English. There is no benefit, it's just the way the British spell.

I work for a British company and I find myself always typing "behaviour", "standardisation", "colour", etc.

So in America, we spell it the way American's spell it. Even if it is correspondence to the UK.

- Response by curadvent, A Father Figure, Male, 46-55, Who Cares?

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The British stick a "U" into many words. I don't see any benefit.

- Response by greenwind, An Intellectual Guy, Male, 56-65, Construction

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Proper English its spelt with a "u"....both are spelt with a "u" all over Europe.

Americans spell them without the "u" but ive heard many Americans say that it just sounds and looks more posh with the "u" in them. lol

- Response by cheekymatt25, A Career Man, Male, 29-35, London, Body Work

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The u is used in the British spelling. Americans don't use it, unless they're trying to market a product as "foreign."

I guess any pronunciation change would be from the accent of the region people spell with it. I pronounce them the same.

- Response by ddegon, A Married Girl, Female, 29-35, Washington, DC

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I say "Favert". I visit the south a lot.

- Response by awsum1, A Life of the Party, Male, Who Cares?, Chicago

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one spelling is american and one is canadian. for some reason we canucks like to stick in u's here and there. behaviour and behavior is another example, LOL. when i do spell check i have to remember to switch it to canadian eh?

- Response by cuetpie, A Thinker, Female, 29-35, Toronto, Student

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