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Defense or Defence?

Is it defense or defence?

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Sat Jun 28, 2008 2:46 pm
Leja says...

Three-fence! Just because it looks like it belongs in a nursery rhyme ^_^ But other than that, I use defence for sports and defense for military type things. Though I guess that doesn't make too much sense, does it?

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Sat Jun 28, 2008 3:48 pm
Shafter says...

I'm American, so "defense." If I was English, Australian, or Canadian, it would be "defence." It's like color-colour...

But my big question is...

why isn't Pat Buchanan on the polls anymore? :(
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Sat Jun 28, 2008 3:55 pm
Rydia says...

Defence for certain! I'd kill any Brit who spelled it differently.
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Sat Jun 28, 2008 3:56 pm
Perra says...

I use which ever one comes out first and looks write to me. It's usually defense.
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Sat Jun 28, 2008 4:17 pm
thunder_dude7 says...

I'm American, so "defense." If I was English, Australian, or Canadian, it would be "defence."


Sorry. Defense is dumb. Defence is the better spelling because it's better.

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Sun Jun 29, 2008 12:16 am
happy-go-lucky says...

Defence? Personally I avoid using the word :) And I think I've been staring at 'defense' and 'defence' too long because now they both look really weird!

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Sun Jun 29, 2008 12:37 am
Crysi says...

D-Fence. Duh. Haven't you ever been to a sporting event??
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Sun Jun 29, 2008 2:56 am
sasquash says...

Everybody knows that the correct answer is BOB! :D
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Sun Jun 29, 2008 11:35 am
idle muse says...

I say defence. But now both seem weird! Stupid language *grumbles.*
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Sun Jun 29, 2008 5:29 pm
Jasmine Hart says...

I spell it with a c.
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Sun Jun 29, 2008 5:32 pm
Incandescence says...


Defence=De-fence=taking down a fence.

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Sun Jun 29, 2008 6:23 pm
onceuponatim3xo says...

What are you talking about? All this defense and defence nonsense! The correct answer is most obviously Bob!!
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Tue Jul 01, 2008 5:09 pm
Firearris says...

*closes eyes*


Okay then. ^__^
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Gladius says...

Huh. I naturally type it with a 'c' but I always thought, as an American, I would spell it with an s (as was said before, it's partially a 'depending-on-where-you-live'/'if-you're-a-Brit-Australian-Canadian' thing). Plus, I think I've seen the two spellings at different times in the same story (of mine), though I don't know if I've used them differently (as in sports/military) or not. :? I think my fingers just like betraying me sometimes... *sigh* XD

Generally, though, I think the proper spelling (like, what you should use in an essay) is with a 'c'.

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People who have to spell it in a spelling bee and the judges of said spelling bee. :P My mom had to spell it one time and she spelled it with a 'c', but the judges insisted she was wrong. They had to look it up before they would give it to her! ^^;
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Wed Jul 02, 2008 3:12 am
alleycat13 says...

Yeah, it depends.

I vote D-fence! I love rally cries!
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