Re: QUESTION: British vs. American spelling

Subject: Re: QUESTION: British vs. American spelling
From: "E,T, Hull" <ethull -at- WORLDACCESS -dot- NL>
Date: Fri, 31 Oct 1997 23:14:37 +0100

> Yes, this sounds like complete bullshit to me too. So here's the
> question I'd like to put to our esteemed American colleagues: If you
> read a text that uses British spellings but is otherwise completely
> neutral,
>
> a) does it bother you?
>
> b) does it somehow impede your comprehension?
>
> I think these questions should be specific enough to avoid any usage
> jihads. Then again, that never prevented anyone, has it?
>
> Mike

Hello Mike and the rest,

I'll stick my neck out.

The spelling does not bother me nor does it impede my comprehension but I
have problems with a style which I often associate with British
writing. I cal it the "use ten words if five are sufficient" style.

I agrre that this could just be the form that my prejudice takes.

Ed


E.T. Hull
Professional English
Vught, The Netherlands

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