Tyre/Tire (was: Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ))

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Tim Sheppard wrote:

> I was going to make a comment that ‘tyre’ is wrongly spelled ‘tire’ all the
> way through. But I checked in the Oxford English Dictionary and discovered
> that the USA has this difference of spelling to the UK. Well well well.

That’s strange, the online Webster Dictionary claims the opposite:

% webster tyre
tyre chiefly Brit var of TIRE
%

Maybe someone should ask Dan Quale for the definite answer.

Cheers,

Ronny Wichers Schreur ronny@cs.kun.nl

Re: Tyre/Tire

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>Tim Sheppard wrote:
>
>> I was going to make a comment that ‘tyre’ is wrongly spelled ‘tire’ all the
>> way through. But I checked in the Oxford English Dictionary and discovered
>> that the USA has this difference of spelling to the UK. Well well well.
>
>That’s strange, the online Webster Dictionary claims the opposite:

no no no, this is what I meant: tyre = British, tire = American so we agree.

> % webster tyre
> tyre chiefly Brit var of TIRE
> %
>
>Maybe someone should ask Dan Quale for the definite answer.
>
>
>Cheers,
>
>Ronny Wichers Schreur ronny@cs.kun.nl
>
>
>

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Re: Tyre/Tire (was: Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ))

Ronny Wichers Schreur wrote :

> That’s strange, the online Webster Dictionary claims the opposite:
>
> % webster tyre
> tyre chiefly Brit var of TIRE
> %
>
> Maybe someone should ask Dan Quale for the definite answer.

You misplet “Dan Quaile” :slight_smile:

I heard another name for a unicycle yesterday. A student here with a Hong Kong
background wished me luck on my “uni-bike”.

Julian

– Julian Orbach (julian@cs.uq.oz.au) – University of Queensland,
Brisbane, Australia