Someone Was Probably Just Trying to Be Humourous

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I guess Fleetwood Mac started it all when they didn’t call their album “Rumors.”

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7 responses to “Someone Was Probably Just Trying to Be Humourous

  1. Well, Neil Young IS Canadian…

  2. Lachnit, Carroll

    The “u” makes everything classy.

    *Carroll Lachnit | Features Editor | Edmunds.com *1620 26th Street, Suite 400 South Santa Monica, CA 90404 (w) 310.309.2050 *|* (f) 310.309.6400 *|* clachnit@edmunds.com

  3. And of course we Brits – perversely – spell humorous just like that. :)

  4. Well, as Neil Young is Canadian, I would fully expect his spokesperson to spell it that way.

  5. Oops, didn’t spot that Steve already made that point, sorry!

  6. In England it’s not straightforward. Yes we drop a u for humorous and similar ous endings but not for all endings. For instance, we have words like honourable. favourite etc and flavorous but flavouring, flavourless, flavoursome and so on.

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