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Old 02-24-09, 01:39 PM
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Can't wait for this to cross the pond

Fiber Light

Priced around 30 Pounds (can't find that goofy L on my key board.... ) it would probably be $45-50 American..... I WANT ONE!!!!!

And why can't the brit's spell fibER corectly?
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Old 02-24-09, 02:44 PM
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that is pretty sweet, and it is spelt fibRE
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Visions of drivers steering into me as they stare at my flashing fiber light, saying, "What the he** is THAT???"
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Originally Posted by devildogmech View Post
Fiber Light

Priced around 30 Pounds (can't find that goofy L on my key board.... ) it would probably be $45-50 American..... I WANT ONE!!!!!

And why can't the brit's spell fibER corectly?
Looks awesome...something I could use to attach to my jacket.

As for the spelling. You speak ENGLISH. Therefore since you speak ENGLISH the proper spelling is FIBRE. FIBER is a deviation from the proper. It's like the word 'color'. The actual english (which you speak) spelling is Colour'
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At this point in the day the languages have deviated from each other to an extent that would justify pointing out that many of us on the forums speak American, it would probably save lives if we would agree that we do not speak the same language. Anyone who has spent time on the other's side of the pond knows that one all to clearly.
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Old 02-24-09, 06:00 PM
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As many of us know, Webster tried to regularise/ize, phoneticise/ize and simplify English english spelling which has led to such phonetic rhyming successes as Arkansas and Kansaw.

There are also interesting variations in what are considered acceptable synonyms for sexual activity. I'm given to understand that nookie is unacceptable on broadcast stations, which is probably why that well-known Native American adolescent trysting place is no longer known as the Okayfornookie Swamp
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Originally Posted by devildogmech View Post
And why can't the brit's spell fibER corectly?
If you bothered "manoeuvreing" to an English site, you might as well accept their language.
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Old 02-24-09, 06:28 PM
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Theodore Roosevelt changed the American spelling of "fibre" to "fiber". Some other changes stuck, while some others didn't:

http://www.johnreilly.info/trlist.htm
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Theodore Roosevelt changed the American spelling of "fibre" to "fiber". Some other changes stuck, while some others didn't:

http://www.johnreilly.info/trlist.htm
Well, that's just supre!
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MODERATORS:There's an international language war in progress here! Help!
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Don't see what's so great about this light.
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1. On-topic: The light is awesome. I can see wrapping it in sort of a u-shape at the end of my rack for 180 deg. light.

2. Off-topic: Maybe we don't speak the same language after all. I'm okay with the English, my wife has family in England and I understand them 100%. BUT I will never forget my first phone call in Australia to get an airport shuttle bus after a delayed arrival. Maybe I was tired or something, maybe the payphone stunk, but I made that poor lady repeat herself at least twice. It took me at least a day to get used to the Australian language. No offense guys, I love you and your country!
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The light is pretty cool isn't it?

See, I speak American. Point in fact, I speak several dialects of our tounge....

Redneck (from Texas) - "Git er Done!" and "Got er Done Did!"
Brooklinite (fron NYC) - Think speaking very fast while holding your nose shut
Surfer Dude (From SoCal) - "Dude, the breaks are killer bra!"
Valley (Also from SoCal) - "Gag me with a spoon!"
South Sider (From Chicago) - "Da Bulls, Da Bears and Da Coach!"

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Fibre is a Name, so they can spell it any way they want, language barrier aside.


Cool looking light, I'd buy one, or three even. Kind of like a 'Down Low Glow' except lighter and more durable and lacking the big stupid battery pack. Cheaper too.
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Apparently I have trouble pronouncing aluminium, as well...
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