Turing Machine wrote:Indie wrote:chridd wrote:"Check" is the American spelling.mr-mitch wrote:If it was meant to be cheque, then the alt text is hilarious.
"Check" is basically the phonetic spelling. Doesn't take a genius to see that the "American" spelling is the spelling you get if you ask someone who doesn't know how to spell "cheque" to write it down
Completely understandable but ideally when the correct spelling is pointed out the response is "Oh, ok, I didn't know, I'll try and remember it for next time." not "Oh yeah? well f*ck you and your spelling, this is how I spell it."
WOW you are a bigot.
I'd say it's a bit extreme to call him a bigot, but I did find Indie's post hilarious (I don't know if the hypocritical humor was intentional though), since pointing out "'Check' is the American spelling" doesn't imply that either spelling is "wrong," it just points out that there are different acceptable spellings. In contrast, Indie's own post is much closer to "Oh yeah? well f*ck you and your spelling" since it presupposes that the American spelling is incorrect, and that we should meekly thank the British for imposing their spelling on us.
Actually, maybe bigot isn't so inappropriate after all.
By the way, Indie, if you're going to push the idea that phonetic spellings must be dumb ones, you probably shouldn't be doing that as an English speaker. You've got nothing on Korean, or Chinese.