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Is it "centre" or "center"...the context is this:

 

Amongst the other electricians at the mine I work, we began refering to our underground shop as the "action centre" (or center) as a little joke because the phone rings off the hook down there sometimes.

 

I looked at online dictionaries and can't seem to determine if both are equally acceptable, or one would be better. Is it just a Canadian vs American thing?

 

Thanx in advance.

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are you american or canadian?

 

:)

 

doesnt really matter. both are correct spelling.

Edited by ReTodd

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I'm not a teacher nor a scholar but...

 

I think ; CENTER means the middle of something "I shot the bulls eye in the CENTER"

 

CENTRE

"I'm going to pick up a new fishing rod at the shopping CENTRE"

 

??????????????

 

Randy

:canadian:

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I'm not a teacher nor a scholar but...

 

I think ; CENTER means the middle of something "I shot the bulls eye in the CENTER"

 

CENTRE

"I'm going to pick up a new fishing rod at the shopping CENTRE"

 

??????????????

 

Randy

:canadian:

 

that's the way I used it too

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I am in agreement with Randy and Terry on this.

 

It is a British and American thing. I believe the spelling was changed around the same time that the spelling of colour and color, neighbour and neighbor, etc were changed.

 

Tom.

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Centre is English (ie Canadian) spelling, center is American spelling, they also have a bad habit of dropping u's like in colour and honour. :wallbash:

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Centre is English (ie Canadian) spelling, center is American spelling, they also have a bad habit of dropping u's like in colour and honour. :wallbash:

 

Exactly.

 

:)

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is that humor ..or humour?

 

Ask Roy,that second looks kinda french to me. :dunno::oops: Wheres that"me bad" sign????

Edited by BrianB

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in PQ centre is french, center is english.Metre is french, meter is english, and Peter is english and Petre is...Russianrofl2.gifrofl2.gifrofl2.gif

 

Happy New Year Everyone !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Exactly. The rest of you are illiterate heathens.

 

:)

 

 

Hey, the rest of the world can't expect to be as perfect as us Canucks. ;)

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The difference in spelling is regional/cultural it is not because of any one group being heathens or illiterates.Lets keep this on track or it will be locked

 

Art

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The difference in spelling is regional/cultural it is not because of any one group being heathens or illiterates.Lets keep this on track or it will be locked

 

Art

 

Wow.

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I guess some people don't see the humour or the <_<:rolleyes: 's

 

or like Wayne said the button we can't name has been passed on

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mon Dieu!

:whistling:

 

Centre of attention

Edited by Dr. Salvelinus

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