Why British people write "or" as "our"?

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Most Helpful Girl

  • Basically how we pronounce it. We don't pronounce colour as col-or, we pronounce it with an "our" so that's why it's written like that.
    Not all British words are written like it's pronounced but most is.
    Also don't understand how Americans think aluminium is pronounced alumium 😐 Wtf...
    The British pronounciation and grammar is the original and makes more sense tbh.

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    • First you were Swedish, now you're British, you troll.

    • @Electronica I lived in Britain for 8 and a half years so... Almost half my life

Most Helpful Guy

  • I have more questions. Why do British people say "unawares" instead of unaware, "give us a hug" instead of give me a hug and why is Grime so fucking trash.

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    • "Give us a hug" makes me think of Gollum... LOL

      "Give us fish, and keep nasty chips!"

What Girls Said 3

  • .. because we write in English lol

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  • The British language came first. Grammar

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  • Um... we don't write 'or' as 'our'.

    Or is an actual word over here too.

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    • See examples above///

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    • Yes I did, I'm Scottish.

    • @Electronica well most Scottish people then. Also, it's jusa the grammatically correct way to spell these words as well.

What Guys Said 6

  • It's the original. It's American English that changed

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  • ... gdfgsdgfdgsfg

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  • armour, don't forget that

    It's weird. Americans made it simpler :D

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  • Because we write in English. Americans tend to leave out letters because they are lazy.

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  • American English is a simplified version

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  • Because grammar.

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