(that and the distinct lack of "u"s in favourite, colour, etc.).
That's because we are so busy. The "u" seemed a waste of time so we dropped it. Sort of like how some people drop "Christ" from Christmas and use an "X" instead. I do add them for you occasionally as you noticed the other day.
How do you get Aloo from Alum?
We get Aloo from Alu...not Alyu
It's bumper, not fender, and bumbag, not fannypack (which could be mistaken for "Tampon".).
Bumper, fender...we use both.
Since most people don't wear those ridiculous bags on their bums, and men seem to use them a lot, I have a different name for them.
Really, does Kotex make fannypacks in the UK?