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(Original post by SlightlySummer)
Secondary, which is more common in England
not in Manchester...
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not to mention they kinda can't spell. I mean 'color'? C'mon dude!
Well, why do we Britt's add in silent letters?? You don't pronounce it as "Colour".. So why add the "U"??
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high school - its quicker and cooler to say than sEcOndarY
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7-11 is secondary in my mind, because it follows on from primary. However I'd call my local school a high school because it's a 3 tier system, with first school (reception-4), middle school (5-7) and high school (8-11).
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(Original post by Zain_Ahmed)
Well, why do we Britt's add in silent letters?? You don't pronounce it as "Colour".. So why add the "U"??
hmm true, but its pronounced cul-ur, so why the 'o'?
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(Original post by aadelinamason)
hmm true, but its pronounced cul-ur, so why the 'o'?
also true.. :eek4:
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Secondary school. High school is just as bad as the leavers ball now being called 'Prom'. Too American for me.
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(Original post by RazzzBerries)
The name of my school is "___________ high school", so I've always called it "high school". :dontknow:

I've called it secondary school when I have to explain to family members in foreign countries or older relatives who go by the US system.

Sometimes I'll say "secondary" though. It's a mix really.
exactly the same as me, i go to a gdst school tho so my school is ______ high school too
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Primary and Secondary Education - hence Primary and Secondary Schools.
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Use em interchangeably. I went to a 'high school', so it's normal to me
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(Original post by Zain_Ahmed)
Well, why do we Britt's add in silent letters?? You don't pronounce it as "Colour".. So why add the "U"??
Have you heard of a thing called 'etymology'?
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Where I live we used to have primary, middle and high schools, so calling them "secondary schools" wouldn't have made sense because it's not the second school, it's the third one if that makes sense.

Nowadays they've got rid of all the local middle schools so I suppose they're technically secondary schools, but I still say "high school" because most schools (including the one I went to) kept that name. I don't understand why people say it's an American thing because they've always been "high schools" in my area.
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High school.

I am allowed the liberty since I went to an American school.
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My school was literally called Kingsbury High School and it was in London? so obviously high school.
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Secondary school. I don't know of any "high schools" in my borough.
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secondary. never high school - it makes me cringe.
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(Original post by gjd800)
Have you heard of a thing called 'etymology'?
Yes I have.
All I am saying is that most people will agree, the spelling and pronunciation of the English language can be rather frustrating sometimes.
And also, etymology is the change in meaning, not pronunciation.
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(Original post by aadelinamason)
Yes I have.
All I am saying is that most people will agree, the spelling and pronunciation of the English language can be rather frustrating sometimes.
And also, etymology is the change in meaning, not pronunciation.
No, etymology is the history of the word as well as the development in meaning. The historical origins show you why there is a 'u'.

Also, I wasn't even talking to you, so pipe down
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high school bc i'm not british
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No, etymology is the history of the word as well as the development in meaning. The historical origins show you why there is a 'u'.

Also, I wasn't even talking to you, so pipe down
But you were talking to me... You replied to my comment....
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