Re: American Technical Writing Style?

Subject: Re: American Technical Writing Style?
From: quills -at- airmail -dot- net
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 5 Oct 2001 12:15:03 -0500

Usually it is not that difficult for American readers to follow non-American writing. The difficulty or annoyances are the spelling, measurement units, and wordiness, something that American writers are guilty of too.

The real problem comes from writers whose English is a second language. Then the grammar and strange word usage begets problems.

British, Australian, New Zealand, and Canadian English is understandable and acceptable to most American audiences.

Southern English is the dialect that gives the most problems in the US. We uns speechify different.

Scott

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