Colin Mcrae Rally for Mac-Spelling error?

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by marclapierre13, Dec 23, 2007.

  1. marclapierre13 macrumors 6502a

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    Ok, i was playing this game, its a pretty good game, but I was just wondering, when I go to "Car Setup", under tires it says "Tyres". Wtf?
     
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  3. ::Lisa:: macrumors 6502a

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    It's the English spelling. It's not a typo, nor a mistake, it's British English ;) After all Colin McRae is from the UK.

    R.I.P Colin McRae :(
     
  4. sananda macrumors 68020

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    or, as we call it, english :D

    on the subject of spelling mistakes, this site appears to be called mac rumors. wtf?
     
  5. marclapierre13 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    lol.

    ya, i know hes from the UK. I didnt know that tires was spelt tyres there though. interesting.

    RIP CM.
     
  6. Vigilante macrumors 6502a

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    The rule about "British" English: just add u's and y's to everything. And spell "defense" with a c. :p
     
  7. koobcamuk macrumors 68040

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    I had no idea that you lots spelt tyres "tires". That's hilarious.

    As for defence, it depends. License and licence are different as are advice and advise.
     
  8. Vigilante macrumors 6502a

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    Right, the use of actions etc. Defend would be the other word.
     
  9. sananda macrumors 68020

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    now with these new imacs, i see a lot of you can't spell aluminium. i bet you're not even saying it correctly :D
     
  10. marclapierre13 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Well, im from canada so we put "u" in as well.
    so, do people from the UK spell "Empire" like "Empyre"?
    or "Sire" like "Syre"?
     
  11. marclapierre13 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Its funny, because you spelt it wrong as well. Its "Aluminum".
    Well, ok, it can be spelt "aluminum" or "aluminium". They are both correct."aluminum" is the old way of spelling it.
     
  12. sananda macrumors 68020

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    A-L-U-M-I-N-I-U-M

    you new worlders with your strange spelling :D
     
  13. koobcamuk macrumors 68040

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    No. We use English. I am from England. English. Americans use American English and Canadians use Canadian English. English people use English.

    :D
     
  14. marclapierre13 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    The only right English is Canadian english:p
     
  15. kylos macrumors 6502a

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    In Am. english, advice is a noun and advise is a verb, which would be the same for you as well. However, we use license for both the verb and noun.

    Interestingly, the Oxford Am. Dictionary that came with my mac claims that you limeys :D only use the form licence, though it sounds from this conversation that you would use the form with the c for the noun and the one with the s for the verb. So, is my mac's dictionary full of baloney/bologna?


    Oh, and by the way, y'all are loopy with that tyre thing. I bet you don't spell wire wyre, fire fyre, dire dyre, hire hyre, or even mire myre. I'll give you aluminium, for the sake of consistency with so many other elements that use the ium ending.
    I'm purposely ignoring pyre and lyre since they don't bolster my case.

    Btw, having played the xbox rally sport games, I kinda knew where this thread was going before ever clicking on it. :D
     
  16. Aranince macrumors 65816

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    English is so messed up...I say everyone speaks spanish.
     
  17. ::Lisa:: macrumors 6502a

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    LOL so I guess I'm just loopy then :p But *I* didn't make the spellings and in which case if I went around spelling Tyres as Tires then I would get some funny looks. It's what you are used to and what you are taught.

    We do have the word 'tire' (fatigue/knackered) also but it means something different. It means like tired, we don't spell that tyred by the way [​IMG]

    American English came from British English (or just 'English' as we call it) and changed over the years with the spelling differences and word differences that you know nowadays. Nothing is wrong, just different dialects :)
    Or colonisation (to us Brits)! [​IMG]
     
  18. mateus macrumors member

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    As I understand it (please correct me if I'm wrong), when British English first went to the New World, they decided to sort out the mess that it had become. European influences & divisions in class meant that words were spelt differently across Britain. So American English was an attempt to sort out the mess.

    Interestingly, some American English words are more British than British English because British English continued to be influenced by Europe (mainly France) whilst America stuck to their spellings.
     
  19. sananda macrumors 68020

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    really? where did you get that info?
     
  20. Slip macrumors 6502a

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    That's bizarre seeing as we made it :rolleyes:
    Dare I mention 'realise' vs. 'realize'...
     
  21. mateus macrumors member

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    I'm sure there was a programme on the BBC about it a while back, also I think I read it somewhere too (sorry for being so vague).

    I'm not a historian but hadn't Britain become somewhat unruly & many felt they needed a new place to start again (especially with France looming over them)? America was a chance to break free to bigger & better things. And one of the first things to do was write the American English dictionary & sort out the confusion!

    American English contains more "z"s in words because that's how we used to spell words in England - it was the French who influenced us to get rid of z's because they didn't use them. (I really should try & back up such bold statements with references!).
     
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  23. marclapierre13 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    lol!
    look at what I have started! Im sorry for asking :p
     
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    I know it's like a bloody bingo hall in here now, "ramble ramble ramble, grumble grumble bloody americans..."

    us brits can't half complain alot, and queue amazingly :D
     
  25. Xeem macrumors 6502a

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    Or, if you are from America, nothing can be spelt incorrectly. Words can, however, be spelled incorrectly :).
     

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