favorites vs favourites

Before you say this is an insignificant change and a waste of time, please read the countless "bug reports" on plural misuse.

Yes, this is a small change. But for the sake of the Canadians (and other countries that use ...our... instead of ...or...), can this be added to Preferences?

In response to Oded:

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Criteria? Where Meta lives, there's basically no criteria.

Is this question accepted by the community, as reflected in upvotes, favorites, views, and answers?

Not currently, but it could affect a significant number of users.

Does this question teach me anything that could make me better at my job? Can I learn something from it?

I can learn that SE understands foreign countries' awkward spellings.

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    If this happens, then I want a preference to change every occurrence of the word "Maths" to "Math" in every comment, answer, or question. May 1, 2015 at 21:24
  • Might as well turn this question into a list of minor spelling preferences.
    – unbindall
    May 1, 2015 at 21:25
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    Don't forget bouunties and Stack Ouverflow.
    – Shog9
    May 1, 2015 at 21:25
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    I am Canadian, and am fine with the way it is. The effort to value ratio just isn't there.
    – fbueckert
    May 1, 2015 at 21:56
  • 3
    @Shog9 Pretty sure it’s spelt mounties in Canadianese.
    – tchrist
    May 1, 2015 at 22:53
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    +1 for wanting Stack to use the correct spelling! You know, "English"... Ahem (well, not really +1, because this is an insignificant change and a waste of time)
    – James
    May 1, 2015 at 23:57

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This would require a fairly massive translation effort. We do have some support in the engine for such changes now, but the work required would be a waste without sufficient support.

Stack Overflow in Canadian was proposed a few years ago, but deleted due to lack of interest. If this bothers you enough, consider starting a new proposal.

Note that we would also need to hire a Canadian Community Manager to enable us to communicate with the folks using such a site, so if you're interested (and able to communicate effectively in both English and Canadian) send us your resume.

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    Stack Overflow in Canadian is way too broad anyway. Realistically, you'd need Stack Overflow in English Canadian, Stack Overflow in French Canadian, Stack Overflow in Chiac, probably a couple different Native languages, not to mention Stack Overflow in Newfie. Lots of Community Manager jobs opening up soon, I suppose. May 1, 2015 at 21:36
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    +1 for "able to communicate effectively in both English and Canadian", eh?
    – user194162
    May 1, 2015 at 21:38
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    prepares her resume
    – user168476
    May 1, 2015 at 21:47

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