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Center Channel vs Centre Channel?
#329254 11/22/10 10:57 AM
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Axiom poster Ukiah recently emailed us to find out why we spell the way we spell. In a nutshell, Ukiah, your interactions with us will show you that the Axiom team spells differently! Ian, Brent, JC, Noreen and Debbie always spell in ‘Canadian’, but Alan and Amie, who wrote a lot of the site’s copy, spell things the US way. (Well, Amie spells like this: h0w r u? But that’s another story!)

Have any of you noticed the spelling on the site? Are you home theater fans, home theatre fans, or a third breed entirely, the home cinema fan? Vote now!

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Re: Center Channel vs Centre Channel?
axiom #329256 11/22/10 12:53 PM
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center seems more appropriate than centre.


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terzaghi #329260 11/22/10 02:23 PM
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Without trying to get too carried away here about this issue,from what I understand here about history, spelling of words like the one in question "centre" has evolved out of the French spelling of the same word and since Canada is suppose to be an "official" bilingual nation and since Axiom is a Canadian company, "centre" is the appropriate spelling.

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casey01 #329261 11/22/10 02:31 PM
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I live in the US, but on a Centre Street, I vote for centre also.


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ClubNeon #329281 11/22/10 05:44 PM
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For the reasons Casey mentioned, I like "centre".

But I also think that "Theatre" is proper, and that "colour" and "behaviour" benefit greatly from extra vowels.


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tomtuttle #329285 11/22/10 05:52 PM
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Despite being American I tend to spell things the English way like “colour, labour” because my English grandmother taught me to read and write but for some reason along the way I generally got out of the habit of using centre and theatre though I don’t even notice the difference when they are spelled like that. Probably my dyslexia.


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grunt #329290 11/22/10 06:20 PM
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Originally Posted By: grunt
Despite being American I tend to spell things the English way like “colour, labour” because my English grandmother taught me to read and write but for some reason along the way I generally got out of the habit of using centre and theatre though I don’t even notice the difference when they are spelled like that. Probably my dyslexia.


Actually, it has nothing to do with dyslexia. The change gradually happened because when you are using the computer and US spelling is generally automatically chosen, every time you type colour(its happening right now) instead of color or labour instead of labor the English spelling gets underlined in red!

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casey01 #329294 11/22/10 06:49 PM
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The change happened when “spellcheck” was a little paperback spelling dictionary in my pocket long before I ever sat at my first computer terminal in 1976. wink

But your point is well taken.

I don’t actually have dyslexia but a condition that mimics it. I often reverse er/re, ei/ie, uo/ou, of/fo, or/ro. Always has something to do with vowels almost never two consonants. Makes German words easy to spell wink


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James should have added one more to the choices - Noticed the spelling but don't care. wink


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grunt #329298 11/22/10 07:00 PM
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I tend to spell things the American way, though I do like the English spellings. Right now I spell the name of one of my characters "GrayBaby," but if I ever get around to a final draft, it will probably end up "GreyBaby."

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