Re: Modeling or modelling? (OO)

Subject: Re: Modeling or modelling? (OO)
From: "Stephen D. Martin" <smartin -at- RC -dot- GC -dot- CA>
Date: Wed, 15 Oct 1997 09:39:45 -0400

Fabien Vais wrote:

> Does anyone know if Canada "always" chooses the American spelling of

Canada doesn't choose anything, given that it is merely a non-corpreal
political entity. Canadians, on the otherhand, choose whichever each
and every individual person chooses to follow.

If you prefer the British spellings, as I suspect the majority of
Canadians born prior to the mid-1970's do, then use them. If you prefer
the American spellings, then go ahead and use them as well.

If you're employer has a preference of which spellings to use, follow
your employers lead.

It should be noted that during the (late?) 1980's Canadian newspapers
began using American spellings, on the asumption that the publishers
would be saving maoney in time, ink, page space, etc. Obviously any
savings would be so negligent as to be non-existent but that was their
stated reasoning.

Lately, however, the newspapers have been making a big show out of the
fact that they are returning to the traditional British spellings, and
receiving many accolades from their readership for do so.


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