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Help with colours: 11/3/2015 20:30:03


SirSalty
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I recently declined a spot in a game I was invited to. It turned out that they needed a player so I decided to accept it however when I pressed join game it said my colour is took yet everytime I change my colour on my profile it says error. Can anyone help me ?
Help with colours: 11/3/2015 20:41:14


TBest 
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You don't see a pop up where you can select the color? Alos game link and screenshot of getting error please.

Or fill out https://www.warlight.net/ReportBug
or both.
Help with colours: 11/3/2015 21:02:33


MightySpeck (a Koala) 
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also are you sure the colo(u)r you changed it to was already taken?
Help with colours: 11/3/2015 21:05:53


SirSalty
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No it wouldn't let me change my actual colour for future games either.
Help with colours: 11/3/2015 21:06:18


SirSalty
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And thanks Tbest I have filed a report.
Help with colours: 11/4/2015 00:55:15


skull11244
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no it's not
Help with colours: 11/4/2015 01:14:53

ryan
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@Cacao In British English it's spelt 'colour', don't be so annoying.
Help with colours: 11/4/2015 01:24:59


Diplomatic Immunity 
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Uh, no. Don't be so ignorant.

It was first spelled colour, way before color was around. So it's perfectly okay to use.

Edited 11/4/2015 01:25:38
Help with colours: 11/4/2015 01:46:46


Fleecemaster 
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lol, you know that China has the most English speakers, right?

Crap... I just looked it up to double check and I was surprisingly surprised to discover you are in fact... correct! USA has twice the English speakers of the 2nd highest country, which is in fact India! China is actually down in 22nd... Egg on my face indeed! (That statistic doesn't include Hong Kong or the 300million "learners" so... Take that how you will I suppose!)

UK is 5th, however, below Nigeria in 4th... It beggars belief!
Help with colours: 11/4/2015 01:52:52


❤HankyPinky
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It was first spelled colour, way before color was around. So it's perfectly okay to use.

It sounds like you're saying the english spelling of the word was around way back when the world was only in black and white, before any color (colour) existed at all.

That made me chuckle.

@cacao: stop making us americans look so ignorant.
Help with colours: 11/4/2015 01:58:31


Diplomatic Immunity 
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No, it's probably not that old XD

But yeah, I expected India to be up there with English speakers
Help with colours: 11/4/2015 08:00:42


SirSalty
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I wanted help not for it to be derailed because an American thinks his way of speaking ENGLISH is right.
Help with colours: 11/4/2015 08:02:13


SirSalty
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Did you expect us to be higher ? How when we have less than half the population of the USA
Help with colours: 11/4/2015 08:03:47


SirSalty
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You do realise it's called English right.
Help with colours: 11/4/2015 08:23:10


Diplomatic Immunity 
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So we've got Australia, England, India, Nigeria and some more calling it colour, but you think you're so important that erevryone else must spell it like you do, because you guys didn't want to spell it right?
Help with colours: 11/4/2015 15:50:36


SirSalty
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All of the English speaking world and former British colonies spell it like colour.
Help with colours: 11/4/2015 16:09:30


muddleszoom
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it is spellt colour because British english was there first
Help with colours: 11/4/2015 18:35:13


Жұқтыру
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I suspected some narrow-minded American would say that "colour" is wrong.
Help with colours: 11/4/2015 18:42:42


Bayern München is the best!
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Is it a ladder/tournament game?
Help with colours: 11/4/2015 18:42:57


Cata Cauda
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Goddamn, language is dynamic. So if in one country they spell/pronounce a word differently than in another country, both are right. This is not math, where there is always only ONE solution.
Help with colours: 11/4/2015 18:44:55


Cata Cauda
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Cacao just wanted to provoke a meaningless discussion again. so please dont feed the troll and write color/colour as you want, please.
Help with colours: 11/5/2015 02:59:01

iamtaller
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I'm from America and I spell it "colour".
Help with colours: 11/5/2015 03:04:31

E Masterpierround
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stahp.


Side note: English is a "Germanic" language but over 50% of English words have their origins in Latin, so there is a convincing case to be made that English is not in fact a Germanic language and is instead an amalgamated language of Germanic and Latin roots. Thus, there could be considered to exist two (almost exactly alike) dialects of English, one based on Germanic roots, and the other based on Latin roots. In this case "Color" would be the Germanic version, while "colour" would be the Latin version, but both would be correct, in different dialects.

All of the English speaking world and former British colonies spell it like colour.

False.

Edited 11/5/2015 03:05:24
Help with colours: 11/5/2015 03:34:42


Жұқтыру
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Side note: English is a "Germanic" language but over 50% of English words have their origins in Latin, so there is a convincing case to be made that English is not in fact a Germanic language and is instead an amalgamated language of Germanic and Latin roots. Thus, there could be considered to exist two (almost exactly alike) dialects of English, one based on Germanic roots, and the other based on Latin roots. In this case "Color" would be the Germanic version, while "colour" would be the Latin version, but both would be correct, in different dialects.


English is a Germanic tongue, there's no doubt on that. It evolved from the truer Old English, but was gutted by the French-Normans and to this day has a nefaste amount of backstabber words. But it's Germanic, the wordstock is mostly Italic, though. And colo(u)r is a Latin root in both spellings - from French couleur. Hue, shade, and cast are the Anglish (what you talk about, truer Germanic English) words for colour, each from Germanic roots.

All of the English speaking world and former British colonies spell it like colour.

False.


Well. obviously excluding America (and Liberia). Sometimes Canada spells things the American way as well.
Help with colours: 11/5/2015 03:39:58

E Masterpierround
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What I meant to say was that color was a more Germanic spelling of the word.
Help with colours: 11/5/2015 05:14:19


Жұқтыру
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Actually, "color" is the spelling that tries to emulate Latin (color) (think octopus/octupi), while colour is the one that stays with the French/Norman (col(o)ur).
Help with colours: 11/5/2015 05:24:33


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Colour*
Help with colours: 11/5/2015 06:15:53


Fleecemaster 
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Cos the meaning of this thread was to ask a question, which was answered in the second post.

So what's the harm in having a harmless discussion afterwards? Or would you prefer we create a another thread for it?
Help with colours: 11/5/2015 06:54:22


Chris_Kalashnikov
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American English is simply the lazy way to spell proper English. It's basically the equivalent of simplified Chinese (actually Mandarin)(and in this case American English) which is the short version of traditional Chinese (proper English). Just because the United States has one of the largest portion of English speakers (almost all of which are actually descendants of every other nation but England), doesn't mean you suddenly decide that American English is proper English. The name of the language, English, is derived from its country of origin, England, which has existed for anywhere up to 1000+ years.

England, at one point of its history ruled over one in four people on the planet. England, and England alone sets the standard for the English language, not some American who doesn't know what the letter 'u' is, or someone who feels the need to replace the appropriate 's' in worlds with a 'z' (e.g. realise) because he is allergic to the letter.

If English is defined by the majority of speakers, which is India, then only their use of English can be considered correct English, which, by the way, is still proper English.

Also, you changed the meaning of the thread by feeling the need to correct something, that didn't need correcting in the first place, because you're egotistical, and I mean you can't help it, after all you are just an American.

And it's football, for future references.
Help with colours: 11/5/2015 08:02:43


SirSalty
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First of all its football not soccer.
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