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    British vs American Spelling
    From: Gordon Talge
    Date: 2005 Apr 23, 12:40 -0700

    A little off topic, but I know that there are some members
    of the list that are British or are from countries that following
    the British spelling and grammar.
    I would like to get a little input. I saw this on the net
    while looking through some .pdf syllabus files of a professor
    at Philadelphia Community College.
    I use British spelling so I end my verbs in "ise" rather than
    "ize". I use the ending "our" rather than "or" (as in "colour")
    and I use the correct spelling "shew" rather than "show".
    If you have a problem with this, tough break!
    I checked to see if he was British and as far as I could tell
    he got is BA from Chicago and his PhD from Univ. of Mich. So
    he is probably an American.
    It seems to me that if you are an American you would use
    American spelling and if you are British you would use
    British spelling. Moreover, if you are an American and writing for
    a British audience it might be a good idea to have someone
    convert your work into British usage and visa versa.
    I did check his .pdf file and it was formatted to US letter
    8 1/2" by 11", and he used inches in his formatting. I would
    think to be entirely consistent he would use A4 paper and
    the metric measurements.
    I wouldn't want to take a class from him.
    -- Gordon
    PS: The only time I have seen "shew" if in Whittaker and Watson's
    analysis book from the 1920s.
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