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Agent
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Oooh, sorry Kingy, I was wrong.

It's NZ that has 1 line: the US has 2.

[ Sunday, April 16, 2006 16:25: Message edited by: stranger ]

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Shirow Miwa
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I was kinda wondering. I thought I could be wrong. But I was have always used the single line not double. I guess it doesn't really make a difference though.
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Agent
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In the UK, I've never seen the £ sign after, to the point that I think it'd be looked upon as if a strange beast, were I to write it so.

Nonetheless, I am uncommonly used to a lot of other currencies being written with it after. In my experience, I've always almost exclusively seen such things written as, for example, 100AUD/$.
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Shaper
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What an exciting debate! Maybe we can discuss the ingredient labels on food next. Well that reminds me a bit of grade eight. :o
BTW, who can make the cent sign with their keyboard, without having to think about it?

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Agent
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OK, FINE.

NZ labels show nutritional info for both serving size and a general volume amount (usually 100g or 100mL).

What's up with US labels only showing info for the suggested serving size? That's KIND-OF annoying sometimes.

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Shirow Miwa
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Master
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By doing a little math, you can find out the nutrition facts of any serving size you want. Basically, if the cereal has a lot of sugar, it's serving size is low. :P

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-ben4808
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Agent
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m + a + t + h = w + o + r + k

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Shirow Miwa
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Shock Trooper
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quote:
Originally written by stranger:

Oooh, sorry Kingy, I was wrong.

It's NZ that has 1 line: the US has 2.

Really? I always just assumed it was a handwriting thing, so I've always done it with 2 because it looks cooler. XD

Ah, well. Add one to my list of xenophilic orthographical tendencies.

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Agent
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You already have a list?

The US IMAGE(http://images.google.com/images?q=tbn:of4ETzuL9uJr2M:www.fairfaxea.org/join_fea/images/Dollar%2520Sign.jpg)

It's probably all that TV influence on ya.

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Shirow Miwa
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Well… "grey"… "colour"… "practise"…
A lot of British spellings seem more aesthetically pleasing to me. ^_^

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A C, an E-flat, and a G walk into the Tower of the Magi.
Ambrin walks up to them and says, "Hey! It's the Triad!"
Kelner snorts and says, "Pretty minor Triad if you ask me."
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Agent
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Profile #35
The centre of my interest in your last post concerns the word "practise."

I wasn't under the impression that this was one of the words which changes spellings between the US and the British.

I thought the use of a "C" or an "S" had to do with it's status as a noun or a verb.

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Shirow Miwa
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Warrior
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Profile #36
In accordance with the prophecy, Valish money always puts symbol first.
And the full name comes after.

For Exsample: K. 100 vs. 100 Kia(n)

Though the latter may be writtin as: 100 Kia. or 100 Kian, to use the proper grammer.
All I've ever seen in America is $100 or 100 Dollars. So think they follow the same rule. I wonder if that means I could write "100 Dol." As for the rest of the world I'm not sure.

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Law Bringer
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In the UK it is a common practise to spell practice with an S.

—Alorael, who practises practically all the latest practices.
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There $eem$ to be a mi$conception here. The dollar $ign in the U$ can be done with either two or one $tripe($). That's how I've $een it, anyway.

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Lifecrafter
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Yea, I'd assume so considering I'm using a USA standard keyboard and my $ key only has one line.
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Shock Trooper
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quote:
Originally written by stranger:

I thought the use of a "C" or an "S" had to do with it's status as a noun or a verb.
In the British convention, it does. We just use one spelling indiscriminately. *sigh*
That's also why they spell "defense" with a c.

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A C, an E-flat, and a G walk into the Tower of the Magi.
Ambrin walks up to them and says, "Hey! It's the Triad!"
Kelner snorts and says, "Pretty minor Triad if you ask me."
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Master
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Obviously adding two or more vertical lines through the S means a more impactful monetary value that it symbolizes.

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-ben4808
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Shaper
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quote:
Originally written by Erika Maroonmark:

That's also why they spell "defense" with a c.
We also wear shoes on our hands and dogs take us for walks... :P

My main problem with US spelling is the sloppy dropping of the letter "u". "Armour" has a "u". "Favourite" has a "u". "Colour" has a "u".

As for currency, in Economics, we were told to put the symbol before the amount of money. Even if we're using pennies, we write it as £0.34, which may or may not be a school thing.

[ Saturday, April 22, 2006 07:46: Message edited by: Nikki xx ]

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quote:
Originally written by Nikki xx:

My main problem with US spelling is the sloppy dropping of the letter "u". "Armour" has a "u". "Favourite" has a "u". "Colour" has a "u".[/QB]
It makes me furious with Noah Webster. I read in my US History textbook that, during the very nationalistic Jeffersonian era, he devised an American spelling system that "made more sense". >>;;; Words like that got evolved backwards so they would resemble their Latin ancestors. This is quite boring, especially if you're interested in linguistics and how things change over time.
Although I'd like to know how "gray" came about.

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A C, an E-flat, and a G walk into the Tower of the Magi.
Ambrin walks up to them and says, "Hey! It's the Triad!"
Kelner snorts and says, "Pretty minor Triad if you ask me."
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Shaper
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I am spelling disabled. My style is a huge mix of British and American spellings. It's probably not a good idea since I can hardly spell most words any way. I blame the U.S. slash British influences.

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My favorite armor is the gray metallic-colored kind.

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Agent
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quote:
Originally written by Nikki xx:

[QUOTE]Originally written by Erika Maroonmark:
[qb]As for currency, in Economics, we were told to put the symbol before the amount of money. Even if we're using pennies, we write it as £0.34, which may or may not be a school thing.

When you say £0.34, you're talking about pounds sterling. Fractions of sterling, but sterling nonetheless.

50p, on the other hand, obviously does not have a placeholder in the tenth's place and so does not refer to £, but pence.

EDIT: Got my English units mixed up. I'm suprised no one said anything; do you people just not care?

[ Sunday, April 23, 2006 05:48: Message edited by: Dead Weight on the Forums ]

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Shaper
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quote:
Originally written by Ur-Noob:

My favorite armor is the gray metallic-colored kind.
I prefer grey coloured tyres because I specalise in their manufacturing.

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Shock Trooper
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quote:
Originally written by Ur-Noob:

My favorite armor is the gray metallic-colored kind.
*sob*
"Tyres"? I've never seen that one before… that's cool too. XD

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A C, an E-flat, and a G walk into the Tower of the Magi.
Ambrin walks up to them and says, "Hey! It's the Triad!"
Kelner snorts and says, "Pretty minor Triad if you ask me."
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Shaper
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quote:
Originally written by Ur-Noob:

My favorite armor is the gray metallic-colored kind.
I expect such spelling from a man who originates from a country where crossing the road is against the law...

Jay-walking. I ask you...

Edit: Is it just me, or are the italics on the forums totalled screwed up?

[ Sunday, April 23, 2006 06:52: Message edited by: White Lady xx ]

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