7 thoughts on “Someone Was Probably Just Trying to Be Humourous

  1. 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

    1. Not only BrE but also AmE. It is standard BrE to drop the “u” when spelling derivatives of words ending in “our”, e.g. humorist, rancorous.

  2. 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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