Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Fact of the Day: English French Latin Colors

Typically non-American spellings of the word color are spelled colour with the extra "u". Which is taken from the Old French colour, but the Old French word was derived from the Latin word color. 

13 comments:

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

It took me a while to get used to spelling words like colors, neighbors etc.

Pat Hatt said...

So they just stuck u in there for fun

Anonymous said...

I'm Canadian, I get annoyed that google corrects my spelling of colour and flavour lol most annoying

Christine said...

We say colour in Canada.

Sami said...

Had no idea the latin was color. I always know by the spelling if people are American or British, but had no idea Canada spelled with "u".

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Interesting twist!

Bob Bushell said...

'U' is better........................

Birgit said...

I am a Canuck so I think Colour, favour, etc... are all correct and the Americans just spell it lazily:)

Su-sieee! Mac said...

That's funny!

Su-sieee! Mac said...

You're on to us, Birgit. :-)

Huggybear said...

Only Yanks drop the "u's" from words - perhaps you can't remember all the letters to a word - here in Australia we have: COLOUR, FLAVOUR etc. and I also hate the spelling correction.
Colin

Martha said...

We spell it 'colour' here, too.

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