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CSS Beauty have had a redesign and they're running competitions based on a similar idea to CSS Zen Garden - they supply the template and theme and people submit their entries to win stuff.

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First monthly competition begins 10/24/05. Win an iPod nano.

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For us Brits, that's 24th October Laughing out loud

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but you still got the color wrong Laughing out loud

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Eh?

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If I need to explain it I guess it wasn't funny.

color
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What colour? What have you been drinking?

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thepineapplehead wrote:
colour

No, you see. That's it, right there. He was commenting on your U. I can't decide if these jokes are making fun of:

A) British
B) Americans
C) The specific Americans who decided (on purpose) to change the spellings of certain words in order to differentiate American English from British English.
D) English spelling in general, which makes, roughly, 0 metric dern-bits of sense.

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Speaking as a dyslexic, I'm all for the American spellings of words like colour, calibre, centre, cheque, draught etc. etc. etc. I can work out spellings that are foneticly Wink correct, but I shall forever have a problem in good ol' Blighty Sad

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To continue further off topic (as I'm prone to do when words are at issue, as my degree's in Linguistics)...

I prefer center over centre and color over colour, but grey over gray and theatre over theater. I'm from Texas, so some kind of mixed up-bringing is no explanation. I guess I'm just weird.

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God do they spell all those others wrong as well?

The date format bugs the hell out of me no logic there at all, just been trying to puzzle out which month the 24th was :?

Speaking as a wanabe dylsexic, just do as I do Roy and spell it them any old how. Spelling, Punctuation, bane of my bloody life.

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Hugo wrote:
Spelling, Punctuation, bane of my bloody life.

Ah no now punctuation, Im O.K. with its just; the - spelling, that gets. Me down :?

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Hugo wrote:

The date format bugs the *beep* out of me no logic there at all, just been trying to puzzle out which month the 24th was :?

No logic? Do you always say 'the 24th of October, 2005' or would ever use 'October 24th, 2005?' Personally, I use both, but the latter more often - which BTW is very logical given the format we Americans use. Wink

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Ah no now punctuation, Im O.K. with its just; the - spelling, that gets. Me down :?

Ow! You stabbed me in the irony! Ow!

And, oddly, I also prefer "24 OCtober 2005" to "October 24th 2005". I loath using numbered months because I can never remember which is the month number and which is the date number (unless one is over 12), and I also have to run through the month names in order to figure out what name that month has.

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Smile.,! punctuation pah I follow the legalese route I'm in favour of none lest my words convey meaning I hadn't intended

While on the subject of the bizarre habits of our American cousins regarding the language we cherish why is it that they have to refer to the months surrounding the end of summer i.e October as the 'Fall' what is wrong with the classical correct term 'Autumn'

Our latest ( in a long line of American) linguistics experts may be able to proffer an answer to that one Smile

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No logic? Do you always say 'the 24th of October, 2005' or would ever use 'October 24th, 2005?' Personally, I use both, but the latter more often - which BTW is very logical given the format we Americans use.

Yeah logical if one assumes that the incorrect format is correct Smile
Yes, I always say 24th of October otherwise I would be saying October the 24th Smile it's the 24th day of the 10th month of the year of our lord 2005, sounds daft if one says it's the 10 month of the 24th day, I rest my case Smile

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Ah, these snooty Brit snobs! Just because they get something right every now and again, they get snippy. Tongue:D

cheers, this twenty-first day of the tenth month of the 2005th year, common era,

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Hugo wrote:
While on the subject of the bizarre habits of our American cousins regarding the language we cherish why is it that they have to refer to the months surrounding the end of summer i.e October as the 'Fall' what is wrong with the classical correct term 'Autumn'

Of course, depending where you live in the US...it is neither...instead, that time of year is known as Indian Summer. Do we make things difficult or what? Wink

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So... From a CSS contest to Brtisih/American spelling differences, to British/American date conventions to seasons... Awesome.

In Texas, many consider it pretty much summer until it's winter. We're still having to manage our AC bill in my apartment these days.

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Day wrote:
In Texas, many consider it pretty much summer until it's winter. We're still having to manage our AC bill in my apartment these days.

Having lived in Texas...Summer (and running my AC unit) lasts approximately 10 months with one month of winter and a couple of weeks that you could maybe call Spring and Fall (or Autumn or Indian Summer). Laughing out loud

How does this relate to CSS? Beats me.

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Well... I was gonna say that's why it's in the off-topic area, but it's not. So I guess we have to hope that enough of us dorks are amused by this that it counts as "geek humor".

I mean--the fact that Texas gets dern hot isn't exactly news.

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