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What are your thoughts on “dialogue” vs. “dialog”?
8 months ago
please advise because it's driving me crazy
My dictionary says they are the same word
I’ve never come across dialog before. I’m English and I use dialogue, so it may be the case that dialog is American English.
I’ve always spelled it dialogue.
Same stuff. Linguistically speaking, both are equally valid. Same as catalog and catalogue. If you use it, then it’s a word.
Never actually come across “dialog” before. It could be mistaken as “dial log”? XD “Dialogue” for sure.
Dialogue (because it’s the same in french - it ends with gue so it can form the verb “dialoguer” ! ))
Dialogue. Dialog just looks incomplete, like someone got a chainsaw and started hacking. Like a log died.
as far as I know, as everyone seems to be saying, dialogue is the English spelling and dialog is the American.
‘dialogue’ is used in British English and ‘dialog’ is used in American English
I could be wrong, but I believe “dialog” is used more for software, like a “dialog box”.
I was unaware “doalog” was actually a word. I always just used “dialogue”.
I’m pretty sure the “ue” was lopped off by that English improvement kick Mark Twain started
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Um I think “dialogue” is you know, people having a conversation, while “dialog” can be a computer dialog box like “Do you want to…?” Idk.
dialogue. dialog just looks like a typo to me.
Language will always evolve to the whim of its users; both are acceptable.
English spelling vs. American spelling
Doesn’t matter how it’s spelt; the meaning is still the same.
I just searched it on dictionary.com. They mean the same thing, you can just spell the word either way. Very much like the word jewelry. :)
Fun fact, “dialog” is the Swedish spelling. But I only ever use “dialogue” when I write it in English.
Dialogue. All the way.
I use ‘dialogue’ to describe people talking — ‘dialog’ sounds like a technical computer term to me. But I know nothing about this stuff.
Dialogue… Dialog just doesn’t look right.
Never seen the usage of “dialog” before, but apparently it is only used when referring to programming. “Dialogue” is for speaking.
I don’t think I can actually say I’ve seen it spelled like ‘Dialog’
I much prefer Dialogue. I sw this and my first reaction was “Is dialog even a word?”
Dialogue is classy as fuck.
Whatever floats your boat.
Pretty sure Dialog is only used in relation to technology. But I could be wrong.
I’ve always used “dialogue”. Is “dialog” an alternate spelling of some sort? Or is there a context it’s used in I’m not familiar with?
I use dialogue. I’ve always been taught that way, so dialog looks like a misspelling. I actually thought it was a misspelling.
i had no idea that the alternative ‘dialog’ existed; then again English is my second language.
I’ve only heard dialog used in relation to computers.
“Dialog”? What even is that…
Personally to me, “dialog” just doesn’t look like a completed word. “Dialogue” just looks better, in my own opinion.
People use ‘Dialog’? Really? That looks so incrediably wrong to me.
It really doesn’t matter to me, but the spelling of “dialogue” has more of an elegant vibe to it.
dialog pisses me off. reminds me of an internet connection. dialogue all the way
I personally use dialogue, because that’s how I’ve always seen it. I may be American, but British English makes way more sense!
Dialogue. “Dialog” looks like it has something missing to it to me. XD
I never use dialog, always dialogue.
I’ve always used ‘dialogue’, simply because it is the terminology that I grew up with. Writing it as ‘dialog’ just seems.. not right.
Dialogue. ALWAYS with the -ue.
“dialogue” all the way
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