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how to shut up baby amelia

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I can't make baby amelia shut the heck up

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  • @seibert999 said: P.S. you spelled colors wrong

    You should try learning English before trying to correct it ;)

  • Yeah actually in most cases, the american u-less version makes more sense, but it's still never wrong to use the british version.

  • @NeatNit said: Yeah actually in most cases, the american u-less version makes more sense, but it's still never wrong to use the british version.

    Goodness, you make it sound like the English language itself makes sense. It's messed up through and through, as though it's a rough draft of a written language.

    *cough*cough*

    I'm going to go back into hiding again.

  • @NeatNit said: Yeah actually in most cases, the american u-less version makes more sense, but it's still never wrong to use the british version.

    What doesn't make sense to me is how when Americans say it, they sound like they are saying "colour" with heavy emphasis on a "ou" sound. But yet they spell it "color".

    Also "ALUMINIUM". Why drop the letter "i"?

    And "CARAMEL" Why drop the letter "a"?

    How does it make more sense?! Surely sticking with original English spelling makes more sense because it still contains the letters of the original word etymology from whatever it came from e.g. old French.

    But in the end, neither one makes more or less sense. It's just the way it is!

    P.S. I think the spelling of "WORCESTERSHIRE SAUCE" is what doesn't make sense.

  • this topic has been so derailed its actually ridiculous...cue jake...

  • @The Commissioner said: What doesn't make sense to me is how when Americans say it, they sound like they are saying "colour" with heavy emphasis on a "ou" sound. But yet they spell it "color".

    The second "O" in "color" (American pronunciation) is a schwa. Schwas can literally be written with any vowel or even none at all.

    Also "ALUMINIUM". Why drop the letter "i"?

    Technically, you guys invented the word "aluminum". The extra "I" wasn't added anywhere until later.

    And "CARAMEL" Why drop the letter "a"?

    And you've totally lost me. The correct American spelling of the word is "caramel" with both A's. "Carmel" only even passes my spellchecker with a capital C, and that's probably because there are cities named "Carmel", but the candy is "caramel".

  • @HeroicJay said:
    And you've totally lost me. The correct American spelling of the word is "caramel" with both A's. "Carmel" only even passes my spellchecker with a capital C, and that's probably because there are cities named "Carmel", but the candy is "caramel".

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQ_5N3K572I

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hNEL1BrHR5I

    They must just be spelling and saying it wrong then.

    UK accent comparison: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EjQ5Yw72xtA

  • They're definitely spelling it wrong. As for pronunciation, there are two accepted pronunciations in the States. I don't use the "kar-mel" pronunciation, myself, but it's definitely not unheard of here. The other pronunciation - which is ALSO fairly common in America - is the same as yours.

    And the spelling is SUPPOSED to be the same in both countries as well, but hey, not everyone knows the proper spelling of every word.

    For example, take this guy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=98yl260nMEA Solid American accent, but spells it "caramel" and says "kare-uh-mel".

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