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    Re: British vs American Spelling
    From: N S Gurnell
    Date: 2005 Apr 23, 13:21 -0700

    --- Gordon Talge  wrote:
    > 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.
    > Quote:
    > 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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    Was it Winston Churchill who said that he had no patience with  person who
    could only spell a word one way.?
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