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Re: [OM] Bikes, (was: (OM) Computers)

Subject: Re: [OM] Bikes, (was: (OM) Computers)
From: Ken Norton <ken@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 20 Mar 2014 14:51:45 -0500
> When I was working the target audience was 'the web' (which speaks
> American English) or other major hi-tech companies who were also
> driven by the same imperatives to write in American. I accepted that I
> had to spell some things differently, but I did everything I could to
> avoid bringing in American grammar. It just didn't feel right and it
> also jarred with my European colleagues who knew I was British - they
> had learnt British English at school and were more careful with their
> spelling and grammar than any native speaker. So I didn't use 'gotten'
> as a past participle...

"American English" is the "fast food" of language cuisine.

Would you like fries with that?

Ken Norton
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