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Why Americans and Woolly Spell Some Words Differently



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Good video, I always thought American's wanted to differentiate from British as much as possible. They drive on the left, we drive on the right, they use metric, we are going to use something else. Similar to spelling words.

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Before someone asks, here is the thread on the diff in auto spellings etc.

https://www.slkworld.com/off-topic/91...-language.html


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Having written more in English here , than anywhere else in the last twenty five years ( and speaking Spanish 95% of the time ) , my spelling is often a mix of both and quite often takes some thinking about !!!
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Hmmm. No zhit.

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.. .. they use metric, we are going to use something else.. .. ..
Not all metric - we still use quite a few imperial measurements - and our pints and gallons are the correct sizes!!!

(20fl oz= 1 pint, 8 pints = 1 gallon - No idea where the 'merricuns got their strange gallon from????? )



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...Tell me about it..

I have to work in US gallons, quarts, litres AND pounds for fuel depending on which aircraft I'm in ..

It all still goes bang the same though ...
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Those videos are hilarious.

A least we have one thing in common.

We think that the entire rest of the world should do things exactly the way we do it.

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Not so Reb... there are huge differences (in my experience) in how things are done between the US and the UK.

I worked within NATO for 23yrs.. chasing commie submarines... in Canadian, US and UK sectors. You'd think things would be standardized...nope, not even between US sectors!

Sean, factoid. Air Canada was the first airline to by metric Boeing 767s. Not a problem to have things read in kilos/hr really. However, one day the fuel guages in the wing were U/S (sorry yanks) and there was an accepted procedure from pounds and gallons days of uploading the required fuel plus 10% (as I recall). Well, the fueler was in gallons...fuel was supposed to go in in litres, but measured in kilos...
And the next thing you know.. they're halfway to Vancouver...poof.. goes #1 then #2 . Boys did an amazing job gliding into Gimli (FO was ex air force and Gimli had been a training based, now abandoned save a few drag racers that day). We recently retired that air frame to the desert...
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