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Re: colour vs. color vs. behaviour vs. behavior vs. horisontal vs. horiz
Re: colour vs. color vs. behaviour vs. behavior vs. horisontal vs. horizontal...
Thu, 09 Jun 2005 10:28:28 -0400
Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.0.50 (gnu/linux)
>> - color is ~ 99%
>> - behavior > 70%
> I'd imagine that instances of "colour" or "behaviour" are due to
> natives of Britain and other civilized places forgetting to think down
> to the standards of American English. Sometimes it's tough to make
> these compromises... ;)
It's just that, as is well known, people who speak American English tend to
be more resource-conscious and try to avoid wasting precious bits
transferring those redundant "u"s.
Think of the number of occurrences of "color" and "behavior" in the Emacs
tarball, multiply that by the number of times it'll be downloaded, stored on
hard disks, archived, ... that's a substantial saving.