Re: is it "backwards" or "backward" compatible?

Subject: Re: is it "backwards" or "backward" compatible?
From: <neilson -at- windstream -dot- net>
To: "CapDev Communications" <capdev -dot- communications -at- gmail -dot- com>, "Gene Kim-Eng" <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 15 Oct 2007 20:57:49 -0400

Pat writes:
> I had several students in my technical editing class this summer who were
> British-educated. They told me that in UK English, it's towards; in American
> English, it's toward.

What can you expect from people who say "whilst" instead of "while"? Of course
they drive on the correct side of the road (for which I have a long, entertaining,
and non-TW explanation appropriate only for those more certifiable than I). Ask
if you dare.
--Peter Neilson


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