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    Airplane or Aeroplane,,i hope this is not one of those American and English things..>>>>>>>><<<<<<<<..

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    bulletman

    Airliner :)

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    I've seen it spelled both ways. It all depends on the author and location that author chooses. It's often frustrating, nay, educational to read a British novel.....

    I spell it, airplane. My ex father-in-law is a retired American Airlines captain  and  my ex hubby is a pilot and both of them spell the word, airplane.  I have rarely seen it spelled the other way.


    Aeroplane vs. airplane



    Aeroplane and airplane are different forms of the same word. Airplane is preferred in American and Canadian English, while aeroplane is traditionally preferred in non-North American varieties of English. But airplane has been steadily gaining ground in British publications, and it may someday become standard. Meanwhile, aeroplane is almost completely absent from American and Canadian publications, and to North Americans it may have an old-fashioned ring.


    Examples


    For example, these British and Australian news publications still use aeroplane at least some of the time:



    Most other countries had opted to evacuate their nationals by aeroplane, many of which have arrived in Malta over the past two days. [Financial Times]


    Yes, it is true that, like travelling on an aeroplane, the Oscars can be enhanced by upgrading to business class. [Sydney Morning Herald]


    Another aeroplane woodcut print, it turns a newspaper shot of three military cargo planes on a runway into something awe-inspiring. [The Guardian]



    And these Canadian and American publications use airplane:



    The giant airplane maker has come up with a new interior for its 737 model, the workhorse of airlines around the world. [Wall Street Journal]


    The money would likely be gathered through airlines and would show up on airplane tickets. [Globe and Mail]


    Now, Alec Baldwin has been tossed off the air after his airplane incident apparently upset shoppers at a New York supermarket chain … [Los Angeles Times]


    http://grammarist.com/usage/aeroplane-airplane/



    terryfossil 1

    Thanks CB, i will stick with Aeroplane,

    ....airplane

    Airplane.

    hector5559

    Two red marks ,the cane for you my girl..

    Aeroplane. 

    sunnyB

    That's correct Terry, glad you speak proper English too mate.

    It may be possible, Terry, an Airplane is a glider, a non-powered plane and an Aeroplane is powered job.   :)

    Irish Air Force. 

    terryfossil 1

    is this the Irish aeroplane Digger..>>>>>>>><<<<<<<..


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