Is MacRumors a British site?

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  1. kabunaru Guest

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    I see a lot of people from Great Britain, so I wonder if this site is a British site. Are the admins British?
    Sorry for asking but I just noticed this. :)
     
  2. wordmunger macrumors 603

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    There are a lot of British members and some British mods, but it's an American site. Otherwise it'd be called "MacRumours.com".
     
  3. DarkHeraldMage macrumors 6502a

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    Ummm...no. This is a site that has users from all over the world. Plain and simple.

    Or MacRumours.co.uk? lol
     
  4. bartelby macrumors Core

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    Does the spelling of "rumors" not give it away?
     
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  7. kabunaru thread starter Guest

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    They should change it to "Rumours" because it's standard English.
    Who made "Rumors" anyways? :rolleyes:
     
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    flavour! :p;)
     
  12. Much Ado macrumors 68000

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    It rains a lot in England and our streets are patrolled by eight year olds with machetes, so there are plenty of us stuck inside, if that explains anything.

    The incorrect spelling of 'rumors' also attracts plenty of angry Brits who end up never leaving.
     
  13. kabunaru thread starter Guest

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    Seriously, they should change to correct English.
    MacRumours, not MacRumors.]

    Anyways, thanks for all of your responses. :)
     
  14. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    it is spelled correctly according to its geographical founders. there is no 'correct' english. there are two different forms of it though.
     
  15. Much Ado macrumors 68000

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    He was just joking ;)
     
  16. ImNoSuperMan macrumors 65816

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    Off the point but I completely agree with your sig. My eyes too feel really tired after using the Glossy MB screen for more than 30 minutes. And I do remember using the matte(read dull) iBook G4 for hours and still no eye fatigue. I really wish Apple gives a matte option with MacBooks too.

    And BTW I like the current spelling instead. It gives MR a distinct style. sorta. I like the fact that it`s different.
     
  17. chedda macrumors 6502

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    wrong zero tolerance

    i disagree there is english and there is american english not international english that is english, english . You (America) cannot take a language misspell it, make it your own and then dishonour it by making it international NO NO NO. (((rant over)touchy subject))those damn colonials)

    colonial |kəˈlōnyəl; -nēəl|
    adjective
    1 of, relating to, or characteristic of a colony or colonies : British colonial rule | colonial expansion.
    • relating to the period of the British colonies in America before independence.
    • (esp. of architecture or furniture) made during or in the style of this period.
    2 (of animals or plants) living in colonies.
    noun
    1 a native or inhabitant of a colony.
    2 a house built in colonial style.
    DERIVATIVES
    colonially adverb
     
  18. kabunaru thread starter Guest

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    And I am not american either. I am of middle eastern descent.
    I have another question...
    In British tv shows, I see a lot of people using Macs. I don't see a lot of Macs on American TV shows. Are Macs more common/popular in Great Britain than United States?
     
  19. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Yep! We be a rowdy bunch! Always breakin' the rules! Gotta love it! :D
     
  20. Tilpots macrumors 601

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    The English created the language, the Americans perfected it. Who needs all those extra u's anyway?;)
     
  21. mr.light macrumors 6502

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    Once we figured out what it is all aboot!
    :D
     
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    I'm not sure about relative numbers of Mac users either side of the atlantic but I do know that set designers and prop managers in the UK love them.
     
  24. kabunaru thread starter Guest

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    Wrong! :p The English speak english the way it is supposed to be. Americans lazyfied and butchered it. :p Some american women sound so annoying when they are talking through their noses.

    Anyways, thanks for all the responses. You guys are great. :)
     
  25. skunk macrumors G4

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    Allegedly there is also something called "Australian English", but I don't believe it.
     

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