RE: English isn't the native tongue of ...

Subject: RE: English isn't the native tongue of ...
From: "Fullerton, Elizabeth" <Elizabeth -dot- Fullerton -at- team -dot- telstra -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 13 May 2003 15:24:13 +1000

*I* knew it was a joke. I came back with some very witty repartee, which got bounced back to me the next day, so you missed it... oh, ok, here it was:

"But Webster had awful trouble with spelling, didn't he? - A distinct dislike for the letter "u", as I recall... He's hanging out with Merriam now, isn't he?"

I mean, really, Americans knocking Australian English? - How could you not know it was a joke? (So now we just need a Pom to jump in, maybe do a little whinging about Australian and American English...)

The regional variations of English are really quite interesting, in both written and spoken language. Not to mention the accents!

> Yes, I meant it as a joke. I am sorry that anyone was offended. I was also
> very shocked to find out that "trial" is a verb in an Australian
> dicitionary. Noah Webster must be turning over in his grave...


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