ise or ize

Subject: ise or ize
From: DAVID IBBETSON <ibbetson -at- IDIRECT -dot- COM>
Date: Tue, 21 May 1996 18:16:26 -0400

Bobby Collins asks:
>> >Trivia question: What does ISO stand for.
>> >The wrong answer is:
>> >
>> >International Standardization Organization
>> >
>> International *Standards* Organisation
> ^^^^
>Or is that OrganiZation? ;-)


That would depend on who was responsible, where and when.

These bodies tend to have their HQs in Europe, so they're more likely to
have British than US writers and translators around. Also UN rates of pay
look marvelous to a Brit, but are less attractive to a North American,
unless (s)he has other reasons for spending a few years in Europe.

David (the unilingual idiot) Ibbetson

David Ibbetson, Ontario, Canada ibbetson -at- idirect -dot- com

For all a rhetorician's rules'
Teach him but to name his tools.
Hudibras 1.89
Samuel Butler1612-1680
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