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Flavor vs. Flavour

michael posted more than 10 years ago | from the pedantry-will-get-you-nowhere dept.

It's funny.  Laugh. 925

An anonymous reader writes "A recent flamewar ensued on the Linux kernel mailing list, this time debating the proper spelling of 'flavor', or is it 'flavour'? Even Linux creator Linus Torvalds joined the fray with some rather humorous comments. For the most part, it sounds like spellings will stay as they are, but it makes for an entertaining read."

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RKZ RAPED MY MOTHERS PENISBIRD (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#6662223)

FP v FP

slashdot is gay! (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#6662224)

now you know, and knowing is half the battle.

Re:slashdot is gay! (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#6662243)

No, it's "Knowing is half the hassle."

MC Chris In Tha House! [mcchris.com]

Flavor, flavour... (5, Funny)

Empiric (675968) | more than 10 years ago | (#6662225)

I suggest we all, in a show of universal brotherhood and cultural tolerance, join hands and announce to the world:

Linux: It gots much flavah!

Flavah beans and some Chianti (1)

billstewart (78916) | more than 10 years ago | (#6662257)

I'd say we should kill this thing now...

Re:Flavor, flavour... (0, Redundant)

fehlschlag (543974) | more than 10 years ago | (#6662283)

Linux: It gots much flavah!

Isn't that flava?

Re:Flavor, flavour... (5, Funny)

kurosawdust (654754) | more than 10 years ago | (#6662299)

I'll see your +5 Funny and raise you a -1 Troll...

Marklar: It gots much marklar!

now everyone can be happy (until it gets to the HOWTOs: "plug the marklar into the marklar, but whatever you do, DO NOT plug it into the marklar.")

Oh no! (1)

Smidge204 (605297) | more than 10 years ago | (#6662345)

...but what if you're like me, and use flavor, flavour, flavah and flayver all as seperate variable names in the same code?!

=Smidge=

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hmm (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#6662228)

yea. definitely news for nerds.

Re:hmm (1)

Draigon (172034) | more than 10 years ago | (#6662302)

Maybe I'm supposed to be a bigger nerd to find this rant funny.

That's no flamewar (4, Insightful)

FrenZon (65408) | more than 10 years ago | (#6662229)

Is it just me, or is that not a flamewar at all? Flamewars are all-out textual brawls; this appears to be some mild discussion with the most offensive line of text referring to being born in the US as 'unfortunate'. And after that outbreak, the situation mostly resolved itself.

OH NO! HNNGG! BURRRN! TAKE THAT! These guys are obviously flame-war masters, with the powers to bring forth Derek Smart [werewolves.org] levels of binary cacophony.

Re:That's no flamewar (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#6662294)

look at the slashdot moderation system closely, and you'll see why nobody knows the difference. here, offtopic = troll = flamebait. To make up for it, insightful = informative = interesting.

Re:That's no flamewar (3, Interesting)

evilviper (135110) | more than 10 years ago | (#6662314)

Not that it's a red-hot flameware, but you really seem to have completely missed the better ones:

Anybody who screws with that spelling is setting himself up for the red hot poker treatment...


toothpicks under the fingernails comes to mind.


your patch isn't silly, it's EVIL.


It's a light flamewar, they are just less explicit about it... (Eg. "Fucking" vs. "Having Sex")

Sad news ... Gregory Hines dead at 57 (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#6662231)

I just heard some sad news on talk radio - Tony Award winner Gregory Hines, the tap-dancing Negro was found dead in his Los Angeles home this morning. There weren't any more details except that he died of cancer. I'm sure everyone in the Slashdot community will miss him - even if you didn't enjoy tap-dancing Negroes, there's no denying his contributions to popular culture. Truly an American icon.

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1st (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#6662234)

1st post

Flavor/Flavour (4, Funny)

dpu (525864) | more than 10 years ago | (#6662238)

If I'm not mistaken (and I'm drawing on Grade 2 or 3 here), "flavour" is the proper English spelling (UK and Canada and Australia), whereas "flavor" is the common spelling (US). There are lots of words like that, including colour (color), centre (center), and idiot (ijit).

Idiot (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#6662272)

The common spelling south of the M-D line is "idjit." But, in your defense, the 'd' is silent. . . .

Re:Idiot (1)

dpu (525864) | more than 10 years ago | (#6662282)

DAMN that american spelling!!!

"That's too clever! (1)

SHEENmaster (581283) | more than 10 years ago | (#6662293)

You must be one of them!"

</simpsons>
<!--Maybe I should've used the groening tag above? Let's argue about it.-->

Re:Flavor/Flavour (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#6662304)

and Americans spell kerb with a C

Re:Flavor/Flavour (5, Insightful)

usotsuki (530037) | more than 10 years ago | (#6662348)

In fact correct: the US form is "curb".

International English follows the British spelling. We Americans should just grin and bear it, and accept the fact that our "English" is nonstandard. (Like Microsoft's implementation of Java, perhaps) In any case, if your target audience is wider than the US (and maybe Japan as the English they use there tends toward American), it is best to use the international spellings - colour, flavour - than our utterly made up spellings. (Damn you Noah Webster! It's all your fault! No, seriously.) I think people gravitate to the US spelling because they are simpler, but they are not more correct. But no one else here in the US is likely to agree with me; I'm probably going to get modded (-1, Flamebait) for this one. Heh.

In short, we should just accept that our English is nonstandard, and use the English every other English-speaking country uses.

-uso.

Re:Flavor/Flavour (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#6662317)

While most of the British/American variations are pretty obvious, when I went to Oxford for a year it took me a bit to realize that gaol really was the same thing (and the same pronounciation) as the American jail. I don;t recall seeing ijit, though.

Re:Flavor/Flavour (4, Funny)

TedCheshireAcad (311748) | more than 10 years ago | (#6662354)

Actually, this patch was done strategically.

Apparently, there are a high volume of European developers at SCO, and they evidently own the copyright on the spelling of words with -ou insted of the American English -o.

This is just keeping Linux safe from yet another threat.

decided a long time ago (1)

kochsr (144988) | more than 10 years ago | (#6662239)

sounds like 2 things going on..
1. most of the original code was written in europe, so they use many european spellings, and
2. changing spellings globally often breaks things, so it's something they just don't do anymore.

Re:decided a long time ago (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#6662318)

If you read the text, which you didn't, you would have read that in the kernel the dominant spelling style is American, not British or "European" spelling as you put it.

depends where you're from (-1, Redundant)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#6662241)

i didn't read any of the posts, so i'm sure this was covered in them, but flavour is the british/commonwealth spelling, flavor is the american spelling.

why americans object to the superfluous "u" in words like flavour, favour, neighbour, etc., i'll never know.

Re:depends where you're from (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#6662327)

It sounds incredibly pretentious. Not that any variation of English spelling can help but be brain-damaged, but "flavour" obviously has to be pronounced "flaveuuurr" in a Monty-Python-grade French accent.

Re:depends where you're from (1)

BigDish (636009) | more than 10 years ago | (#6662328)

Because we're being space efficient. Think of all the extra space, both on disks, and on paper, that one extra character in so many words takes. The English language has far too many letters which are just there-and serve no purpose. Elimination of any one (such as the U when unnecessary, as in this case) is a good thing. Seriously though, it's because we're lazy.

Re:depends where you're from (5, Funny)

I don't want to spen (638810) | more than 10 years ago | (#6662333)

Its because of aluminium poisoning. Sorry, aluminum.

Seems obvious... (1, Troll)

Paul Burney (560340) | more than 10 years ago | (#6662242)

Making the naming consistent seems like a good idea. It seems obvious that you could save a few bits by removing those extra "u" characters, so the American spelling should be used. The smaller the better, right?

It has nothing to do with the fact that I live on the Western side of "the pond." :-)

Re:Seems obvious... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#6662273)

Sure, why not save more bits while you're at it, sulfur instead of sulphur, foto instead of photo, bbq instead of barbecue, nite instead of night, etc.

As if saving bits or naming consistency was the most desirable thing in the world.

It's a silly flamewar anyway, nothing will get resolved.

Re:Seems obvious... (1)

usotsuki (530037) | more than 10 years ago | (#6662363)

"Sulfur" is in fact the correct spelling here...

-uso.
Furrfu, why can't we have some consistency?

Re:Seems obvious... (1)

Roofus (15591) | more than 10 years ago | (#6662274)

I'm not sure if you're joking or not, but I'm pretty sure that variable names are replaced with internal descriptors when the code is compiled anyway. In that case it may make the source a few bytes shorter, but the binaries would be the same size.

dorks (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#6662248)

you guys are so lame. flavor vs. flavour? move out of your parents basement, will you?

help! (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#6662249)

Whenever I have thurst my limp schlong in my cousin sisters waiting and wanting mouth, she gags on it. This has made my sex life go from bad to worse. I am considering homosexuality since a man can take it like no woman can. Its like 12 inches!!

Please help me! I dont want to be a homo. I want to be the same sisterscrewing sex bomb i am. Please help me.

Thanks in advance,

Limpy.

Re:help! (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#6662264)

OMG LOL U GAY?

Re:help! (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#6662288)

Dear Limpy,

Next time she gags on your cock, give her a good, hard backhand across the mouth, then throw her face-down on the bed and fuck her in the ass.

Trust me, after you do that a few times, she'll figure out a way to supress her gag reflex.

Slow news day? (4, Funny)

telstar (236404) | more than 10 years ago | (#6662250)

Next week will we be covering Linus's trip to the bathroom?

Re:Slow news day? (1)

Feyr (449684) | more than 10 years ago | (#6662266)

and why shouldnt his bathroom trip be a worthy news item? he is, after all, your God (slashdot's) , everything he does is Right and should be revered as such! :)

Re:Slow news day? (1)

LordKaT (619540) | more than 10 years ago | (#6662329)

You know, even if Linus has a severe case of constipation, I would rather read more hourly SCO FUD than hear about that.


--LordKaT

Re:Slow news day? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#6662313)

Oi that would be toilet not bathroom. Or maybe you lot say restroom or something.

Let's satrt a proper flame war unlike that far too nice Linux version.

No no, silly! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#6662350)

Clearly it should be water closet. Hang on while I whip up a patch to change every occurrence of 'toilet' in the kernel to 'water_closet' =)

Re:Slow news day? (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#6662320)

Just fair warning to everyone. Don't use the crapper if Linus eats at Del Taco for lunch.

Goodbye Karma... (3, Insightful)

JayBlalock (635935) | more than 10 years ago | (#6662252)

I just have to say, this is possibly the saddest thing I've ever seen posted to /. in the 2 years I've been coming here. Is this TRULY the only news we have to post? A semantic debate over one alternate spelling? (-1, Troll...)

Re:Goodbye Karma... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#6662281)

God damn. You're lame.

In case nobody's alerted you.

Re:Goodbye Karma... (1)

13Echo (209846) | more than 10 years ago | (#6662292)

It's funny. Laugh.

Re:Goodbye Karma... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#6662334)

It's lame. Convince yourself it's funny to avoid being mocked.

So let me get this straight... (5, Funny)

Faust7 (314817) | more than 10 years ago | (#6662254)

It's an article about Torvalds' offhand comments about a flame war about the spelling of a non-critical word in the kernel tree.

Man, if I'd only subscribed I could have seen this way early!

I don't want to start a flamewar... (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#6662256)

Even Linux creator Linus Torvalds joined the fray with some rather humorous comments.

...shouldn't that be humourous?

Linux Gotta Love it (1)

fmlug.org (695374) | more than 10 years ago | (#6662258)

Linux so customizable you can even change the language used to describe it.

Re:Linux Gotta Love it (1)

fmlug.org (695374) | more than 10 years ago | (#6662309)

"England and America are two countries separated by the same language"
--George Bernard Shaw
"England and America are two countries separated by the Atlantic Ocean"
--Eddie Izzard

First "SLOW NEWS DAY" post (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#6662260)

Slashdot REALLY sucks

This is a pretty important topic... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#6662261)

If you don't understand, look at it from this point of view: the spelling of "flavor" is not very important, but, due to the international status of Linux, and OSS in general, how can we be sure that quality code will be developed even at times of international strain? (e.g, Iraqi developer/US developer working on the same OSS project. Even though Saddam would probably never give someone an opporotunity to do such a thing.)

Here you go... (2, Informative)

telstar (236404) | more than 10 years ago | (#6662263)

flavor [reference.com] vs. flavour [reference.com] .
Next!

Chant with me! (1)

zCyl (14362) | more than 10 years ago | (#6662330)

This can only officially be resolved with a Slashdot poll.

Chant with me, poll, poll, poll...

Re:Chant with me! (2, Funny)

NetFusion (86828) | more than 10 years ago | (#6662357)

I don't see how CowboyNeal would be any better then flavor or flavour.

Re:Here you go... (2, Informative)

Snoopy77 (229731) | more than 10 years ago | (#6662376)

Source: The American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language

Read: The American Heritage(R) Dictionary of our version of the English Language

The really divisive issue is the whole... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#6662268)

...catsup vs. ketchup debate.

The answer is simple! (2, Funny)

kfx (603703) | more than 10 years ago | (#6662269)

Here's the real question: how many instances of the word are in the code/texts--and by extension, how many bytes will using the US spelling shave off the final size?

The Microsoft equivalent (5, Funny)

Faust7 (314817) | more than 10 years ago | (#6662271)

"A recent flamewar ensued on the Microsoft executive mailing list, this time debating the proper spelling of 'Linux'. Is it 'Linux,' 'GNU/Linux', 'cancer,' 'our biggest threat', or 'our second-biggest threat'?"

This is wierd (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#6662276)

How wierd to have a spelling flamewar on the intarweb. I mean, today its 'flavor' and tommorow it's 'center'. All people have to do is look at there us and uk dictionary's to find a menchion of which word is correct, and if its in both, then use both. Alot of problems could be avoided this way and their would be piece!.

(all common annoying spelling mistakes in this post were on purpose, for the humo(u)r impaired)

*BSD is dying (0, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#6662277)

Fact: *BSD is dying

It is common knowledge that *BSD is dying, that ever hapless *BSD is mired in an irrecoverable and mortifying tangle of fatal trouble. It is perhaps anybody's guess as to which *BSD is the worst off of an admittedly suffering *BSD community. The numbers continue to decline for *BSD but FreeBSD may be hurting the most. Look at the numbers. The loss of user base for FreeBSD continues in a head spinning downward spiral.

OpenBSD leader Theo states that there are 7000 users of OpenBSD. How many users of BSD are there? Let's see. The number of OpenBSD versus NetBSD posts on Usenet is roughly in ratio of 5 to 1. Therefore there are about 7000/5 = 1400 NetBSD users. BSD/OS posts on Usenet are about half of the volume of NetBSD posts. Therefore there are about 700 users of BSD/OS. A recent article put FreeBSD at about 80 percent of the *BSD market. Therefore there are (7000+1400+700)*4 = 36400 FreeBSD users. This is consistent with the number of FreeBSD Usenet posts.

Due to the troubles of Walnut Creek, abysmal sales and so on, FreeBSD went out of business and was taken over by BSDI who sell another troubled OS. Now BSDI is also dead, its corpse turned over to yet another charnel house.

All major marketing surveys show that *BSD has steadily declined in market share. *BSD is very sick and its long term survival prospects are very dim. If *BSD is to survive at all it will be among OS hobbyist dilettante dabblers. In truth, for all practical purposes *BSD is already dead. It is a dead man walking.

Fact: *BSD is dying

Since this story is going nowhere anyway. (0, Offtopic)

Jellybob (597204) | more than 10 years ago | (#6662305)

Thankyou, I hadn't been made aware of this before, it's good to know.

Let's get serious.... (1)

softspokenrevolution (644206) | more than 10 years ago | (#6662278)

My personal preference for spelling is flavour, colour, honour, etc. not that anyone really cares but if we want to talk about which more closely resembles puritanical english, then we would have to go with color, honor, flavor, because in all senses the u that gets thrown in is simply an affectation from French. If it saves a few milliseconds and bits then by all means.

Re:Let's get serious.... (1)

questamor (653018) | more than 10 years ago | (#6662341)

I'm not too fussed over either. If I'm talking mainly to US people I'll drop the u and use z instead of s in words like randomize or whatever. I figure if I demonstrate the "I don't really give a shit either way" attitude when it comes to regional spelling, those around me won't either.

Or I beat them up :)

When it comes to painfully annoying common mistakes like "woundering" instead of "wondering" or "alot" instead of "a lot" my lizard brain wants to beat them up instantly.

Guess I'm just a spelling nazi at heart.

Re:Let's get serious.... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#6662364)

Alot is a real word fool. It is the preferred formal version of the more vulgar use "a lot". If you remembered high school english you would know the vernacular is "he stole a lot of stuff", and as slang it's not to be used. Alot refers to a substantial amount, more than "a few" and less than "many"

Alot is in the dictionary. Look it up next time you feel the need to judge others spelling.

Color vs. Colour (0, Redundant)

dicepackage (526497) | more than 10 years ago | (#6662286)

So is there going to be a debate on using color over colour?

SCO's spelling... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#6662289)

In other news, when asked for his interpretation, SCO CEO Darl McBride stated that it's spelled "E-Z-M-O-N-E-Y" and pronounced "CHA-CHING."

flavr :D (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#6662290)

done!

Lets use another language... (1)

SpiritedAway (693048) | more than 10 years ago | (#6662291)

Lets use another language with less ambiguities in words.. say Esperanto or finnish (Linux is from finland?) We will never agree on which english is correct (US english or UK/Euro english).

Re:Lets use another language... (1)

Nexus Seven (112882) | more than 10 years ago | (#6662316)

I think "Euro English" is called French.

Re:Lets use another language... (1)

I don't want to spen (638810) | more than 10 years ago | (#6662356)

M$ would like to hear that Linux is Finnish-ed!

Seriously Sad (1)

stewart.hector (87816) | more than 10 years ago | (#6662295)

Flavour or flavor, pretty insigificant really. there are more important things like getting kernel 2.6 done.

Sad fuckers.

You know... (4, Funny)

Impotent_Emperor (681409) | more than 10 years ago | (#6662300)

In the fourth grade, I read War of the Worlds, in which theater was spelled "theatre". A few days after having finished it, I had to take a spelling test. One of the words was "theater", only I spelled it the other way, so it was marked wrong and I did not get a one hundred on the test. To this day, I hold that one test as a grudge against the British.

Re:You know... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#6662342)

Perhaps you should hold the grudge against your own nation. The rest of the world spells it correctly.

Re:You know... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#6662358)

Don't blame it on the original spelling - blame it on Mister Webster.

Re:You know... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#6662367)

Don't let our behaviour colour your perception. Besides, if that's the worst the British have done to your country, count yourselves lucky!

Re:You know... (1)

Xerithane (13482) | more than 10 years ago | (#6662373)

There was a VA sponsored contest on IRC a few years back. One of the questions was, "Where does Alan Cox live?" I said, "United Kingdom" and someone else after me said, "Wales."

They said he was correct. I even responded after the contest complaining that Wales wasn't even a fucking country, but was part of the United Kingdom (Just like England isn't a country.) The response, "That's what it says on my card, so you are wrong."

American's (I am American) can't even spell aluminium correctly. :)

I got it! (2, Funny)

MoeMoe (659154) | more than 10 years ago | (#6662306)

How about we settle on "it tastes good"...
Honestly, a debate like this cannot be resolved in a flamewar, a spelling bee on the other hand....

As much as I like Linux (0)

jeffkjo1 (663413) | more than 10 years ago | (#6662310)

As much as I like and prefer Linux over Windows, this is the kind of thing that would make a normal person second guess linux as a "real" operating system.

"You mean these people who are supposedly developing a world class operating system and major competitor to Windows are yelling at eachother over the proper spelling of words? I should take these guys seriously why?"

Re:As much as I like Linux (1)

iabervon (1971) | more than 10 years ago | (#6662361)

You clearly haven't looked at the Windows API. At least having consistent and recognizable spelling is an occasional topic of conversation in the Linux development process. (The changes that are going in involve things like "foo_flavor_t *foo_flavour".)

It's "flavor" (1, Funny)

Stanley Feinbaum (622232) | more than 10 years ago | (#6662322)

Flavor

eg. "These FREEDOM FRIES have a great flavor!"

Possibly (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#6662323)

This is possibly the dumbest Slashdot post ever. Who cares? Oh, I'm sorry... Linus commented on it, so it must be newsworthy.

Jesus, post something worthwhile, or don't post it at all.

In Soviet Union Russia.... (-1)

Billly Gates (198444) | more than 10 years ago | (#6662324)

...spellchecker spells YOU!

but it makes for an entertaining read (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#6662325)

no it doesn't

HumoUr (0, Redundant)

javacowboy (222023) | more than 10 years ago | (#6662331)

Linus Torvalds joined the fray with some rather humorous comments.

You Americans don't know how to spell humourous.

At least argue about spelling an important word! (1)

Dareth (47614) | more than 10 years ago | (#6662332)

armour

Now there is a good word, and a good spelling.
I'm an American, but spelling mostly affected by playing a Swedish mud...

nuclearwar.astrakan.hig.se 4080

Jasper Spaans is a loose Cannon (1, Insightful)

stewart.hector (87816) | more than 10 years ago | (#6662335)

Jasper Spaans, who changed Flavour to flavor needs controlling. This would never be acceptable behavour in a commercial environment, you cannot just change things like this because you feel like it.

God knows what bugs have been introduced by this change, did he test everything that was effected by the change??? Time is wasted because of this - due to retesting etc.

If anyone behaved like this in a company, they'd be instantly roasted.

Changing Flavour to Flavor just because *he* favours the other spelling is totally out of control, and really, quite arrogant and very unprofessional.

Loose Cannon.

The god-chosen #1 world power gets to decide (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#6662336)

How do the Chinese spell it?

Time Zones (1)

dicepackage (526497) | more than 10 years ago | (#6662339)

When you set your region for time zones it should detect changes in word variations.

i got a solution ... (1)

ignatus (669972) | more than 10 years ago | (#6662343)

Yeah, let's release language-dependent kernels! And while we're at it, why not release some useless service-packs?

No Problemo (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#6662349)

Let's be rational about this.
Let's exercise a, little bit of good taste. Let's try to
come up with a tasty region-neutral replacement word for
flavor/flavour. Maybe something that doesn't
suffer from the dual spelling handicap.
Damnit, what could it be!?
I can almost taste it!

FFS (1, Funny)

Majin Viper (608975) | more than 10 years ago | (#6662353)

in america, canada, britain, etc etc we all speak mostly English there is no such language as american just lazy people who stole english and changed a few words because they were too dumb to learn to spell. use correct english for f*cks sake. or it will soon be: "Linucks kernal" and "pee aych pee" and "piethon" now give us some real news and change it back to correct english "flavour"

How do you pronounce "devour" (1)

DigitalReligion (684511) | more than 10 years ago | (#6662365)

Oh thats right, not the same as colour or flavour. Its flavor/color in my book because of that, and not having to write the extra letter.

Next in your sound card config (5, Funny)

Stonent1 (594886) | more than 10 years ago | (#6662370)

Hello, this is Leenoos Toorvahlds and I spell flavor, f-l-a-v-o-u-r.

correct spelling (1)

sewagemaster (466124) | more than 10 years ago | (#6662371)

the correct spelling of linux flavor/flavour:

DEBIAN

It's Flavour (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#6662372)

And glamour, labour, etc.

Oh - neither 'duh' nor 'uh' are words.

Look at it this way (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#6662378)

whose native language is it? England's.
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