Published: March 7, 2013 at 10:07 PMJeff, as someone who has been to more Renaissance Festivals than you have theme parks, I can tell you that Disneyland spelled "Faire" just fine. "Fair" is fine if you are talking about a county fair.
Published: March 8, 2013 at 8:00 AM@ James
No...they think of it as "I will go to the Fair"....people in the US don't add extra letter's to their spelling unless they are trying to be overly fancy...and in this case completely incorrectly and liable to influence the bad spelling of millions of kids, but the extra letters never come up when we are thinking or talking....
Published: March 8, 2013 at 8:21 AMJeff, I respectfully disagree with you. When I think of going to a renaissance festival, I not only say "I am going to Faire", I think it. And I spell it with an "e". I also don't wear a costume- I go in garb. Garb is a lot more expensive.
Published: March 8, 2013 at 8:48 AMGreat article, even better comments! You guys rock.
And you have to credit Universal for getting that gift shop up and running so quickly! Not even the money hungry beast known as Disney has had the intestinal fortitude and foresight to open a gift shop before the attraction it represents is ready!! Kudos, Universal! ;p
Published: March 8, 2013 at 9:27 AMMr. Elliott, I am attempting to keep this discussion civil, and you are resorting to condescending comments. It almost appears that you are attempting to divert attention from the inherent weaknesses in your arguments. True, I do live four thousand miles from England. You live approximately five thousand five hundred miles from England (give or take a few States) yet you write your articles in English (or as close to it as you are able to master). You live much closer to Mexico. Have you ever considered writing your weakly (sorry, that was a Freudian misspelling), I mean weekly articles in Spanish? Your humor might translate better in Spanish than it does in English.
Published: March 8, 2013 at 9:36 AMYou see, that is exactly what I am talking about....you spent nearly 300 words to say "you're a jerk". Vowel abuse and letter abuse.
To be honest, I gave up after the first sentence or two...I just couldn't get through your long winded rant. I could have if I wanted to, I just have better things to do than wade through the rantings of a loon...