Three photos from last night around the house. Why is Bourbon spelt with the letter U when so many of our English words have deleted the letter U? Such a stupid mistake that is…

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  1. Never thought of that. Good question!

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    • Thanks! I find our common language between the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada and the States fascinating but it’s always bothered me that the letter U was removed long ago to differentiate us from the UK. Dumb…

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  2. The letter U was removed from what? It’s part of Dumb.

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    • When we first arrived here from the UK, we still had the full English alphabet. Some of those letter U’s were eventually removed from some words, never made any damn sense to me. It’s a story you can research about why they were removed. I am NO expert on this subject, but this is what I recall from searching the subject. Removing the letter U from some of our American words was just plum dumb.


  3. For whatever reason, the name is derived from the name of the French Bourbon dynasty, so has nothing to do with the quirky “u” or “not to u” issue of English/American spelling.


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