Are they actually pronounced the same way or is there a difference even in that?
Yes pronounced the same, unlike Theatre and the american spelling of Theater! It's what makes language so interesting.
Splinter... how can the english usage be superior when we've taken most of our language from other languages, it really is the original Esperanto!
My favourite word, etymology speaking, is LUXURY. Taken from the Latin LUX meaning light and apparently popularised when candles were taxed.
If you were wealthy you lived a life of light from many candles thus luxury! How accurate the root story of this is I don't know, but I like it
After all there was once a tax on windows in the UK which is why some really old buildings have obvious areas of bricked up windows!
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This is where the Domino beats a biscuit joiner , greater choice of cutting depth and widths, plus not stuck with just 3 sizes "tenon".