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Subject:Re: Manuals Written in Non-American English From:DAVID IBBETSON <ibbetson -at- IDIRECT -dot- COM> Date:Thu, 22 Aug 1996 06:32:09 -0400
These points have been made elsewhere:
Avoid humour. Jokes don't cross the Atlantic. Different TV shows are watched
in different countries. Avoid baseball and American football idioms. You
don't understand cricket and are puzzled by soccer idioms. Brits, Indians,
etc have similar problems with US games.
The King to Oxford sent a troop of horse,
For Tories own no argument but force:
With equal skill to Cambridge books he sent
For Whigs admit no force but argument.
-- Sir William Browne 1692-1724 (In England's Civil War the King held Oxford
and Parliament held Cambridge)
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