Re: Writing British English

Subject: Re: Writing British English
From: Eric Haddock <eric -at- ENGAGENET -dot- COM>
Date: Fri, 8 Nov 1996 07:50:17 -0600

>But 08.11.96? Hmmm. Is
>that July 11th, a version number, or what?

Boy, things _must_ be different over the ocean. In this hemisphere, 08
is August and July would be 07.

<g>


I don't think there should be a different manual for Americans vs.
British, just keep in mind that reading one or the other can be awful
damned annoying. If alleviating that annoyance is worth putting out a whole
other manual, then go for it. Otherwise, just know that some customers will
be gritting their teeth while they read it--but won't not read it just
because "favor" is spelled "favour." (or that punctuation and quotes are
all wrong...<giggle>)



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