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An American company once shortened the name 'doughnuts' to 'donuts'. Americans (at the time) hated the British, so this replacement caught on to become the proper name in America. Since the computer age, these American spelling have caught on worldwide and has spread to England and Australia, so that now, everyone is starting to use this Americanism.

My question is, should we respect and preserve the doughnut spelling or switch to the American style donut?
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An American company once shortened the name 'doughnuts' to 'donuts'. Americans (at the time) hated the British, so this replacement caught on to become the proper name in America. Since the computer age, these American spelling have caught on worldwide and has spread to England and Australia, so that now, everyone is starting to use this Americanism.

My question is, should we respect and preserve the doughnut spelling or switch to the American style donut?
I believe the proper spelling here is doughnut. That's how I've always used it.
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the Doughnut spelling!! it's classier. heehee
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the Doughnut spelling!! it's classier. heehee
Doughnut..
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D'oh! Nuts!
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I believe the proper spelling here is doughnut. That's how I've always used it.
The proper spelling in America is donut. American dictionaries stopped listing doughnut as a word in about 1900.

Other words include:

UK - US

plough - plow
through - thru
draught - draft

http://www.scit.wlv.ac.uk/~jphb/american.html
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Doughnuts.... WARNING: CONTAIN NUTS!!!
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The proper spelling in America is donut. American dictionaries stopped listing doughnut as a word in about 1900.

Other words include:

UK - US

plough - plow
through - thru
draught - draft

http://www.scit.wlv.ac.uk/~jphb/american.html
Guess it depends on the area. I have always used that spelling ,for doughnuts and through anyway.
I have to disagree w/ the american spelling of some others words on that site also. Boro???? No we say borough.
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Guess it depends on the area. I have always used that spelling ,for doughnuts and through anyway.
Out of interest, would you write favourite or favorite? mum or mom? realise or realize?
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Out of interest, would you write favourite or favorite? mum or mom? realise or realize?
I am not arguing that it is all incorrect, just some of it.
I would use favorite, Mom, and realise, only because that is how I was taught.
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Out of interest, would you write favourite or favorite? mum or mom? realise or realize?
Depends on the area isn't it. If you in america you would use z instead of s. and u instead of ough just speed things up a little. The Americans tend to live a fast life and that's why they have all those crap things called McDonald and Burger King and KFC.

Piece of interesting Info. During the this year's Space Olympiad in Russia, there was a geometic problem on one of the papers. None of the teams from the US can solve it and made a complaint and said that problem was unsolvable and it took me 5 minutes. So I say, don't do anything stupid unless you are trying to be American.
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I don't care if the Americans decide to take a couple of our words, chop it up or re-write it. As long as they recognise that they got their language from us and whenever a question arises about how things are spelt, we are always right.
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lol Camford

in any case, we cannot back down to these changes to the language. this is english. not american.

doughnut, favourite, through, plough etc etc

jediknight reminded me of a time an american woman was being interviewed; she was asked what she thought of the english accent.

'ah i love it, it gives OUR language such a posh sound'
ignorant cow.
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The proper spelling in America is donut. American dictionaries stopped listing doughnut as a word in about 1900.

Other words include:

UK - US

plough - plow
through - thru
draught - draft

http://www.scit.wlv.ac.uk/~jphb/american.html
is 'thru' actually used??
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Depends on the area isn't it. If you in america you would use z instead of s. and u instead of ough just speed things up a little. The Americans tend to live a fast life and that's why they have all those crap things called McDonald and Burger King and KFC.

Piece of interesting Info. During the this year's Space Olympiad in Russia, there was a geometic problem on one of the papers. None of the teams from the US can solve it and made a complaint and said that problem was unsolvable and it took me 5 minutes. So I say, don't do anything stupid unless you are trying to be American.
No we do not use z instead of s or a u instead of ought in proper terms.
As far as your being intelectually advanced, hmmph reread your post is that what you call gramatically correct????
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is 'thru' actually used??
No, it's through.
And also....
Guage not gage
grey not gray
night not nite
moustache not mustache
sulphur not sulfur
vice not vise
(As according to the site link earlier)
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sulfer and sulpher are both correct. Basically because some people can never pronounce ph correctly.
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No, it's through.
And also....
Guage not gage
grey not gray
night not nite
moustache not mustache
sulphur not sulfur
vice not vise
(As according to the site link earlier)
and aluminum?
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No, it's through.
And also....
Guage not gage
grey not gray
night not nite
moustache not mustache
sulphur not sulfur
vice not vise
(As according to the site link earlier)
I find you so interesting. I just want to take you away and analyse your spellings all day!

You're an American yet you use British spellings. I didn't think any American did that.
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sulfer and sulpher are both correct. Basically because some people can never pronounce ph correctly.
you could even say sulphur or sulfur.
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