[OT] spelling colour / color was Re: Toggle

alister alister.nospam.ware at ntlworld.com
Fri Oct 10 19:31:23 CEST 2014


On Thu, 09 Oct 2014 23:48:36 +0300, Marko Rauhamaa wrote:

> Tim Delaney <timothy.c.delaney at gmail.com>:
> 
>> It's very annoying to have some methods use "z" and others "s" in the
>> same package.
> 
> "-ize" is standard everywhere in the English-speaking world.

Not in England!
> 
> Americans insist on "analyze," "paralyze" and "catalyze" but
> paradoxically also on "lyse".
> 
>> So since I'm currently working for a US company I have to consciously
>> remind myself to use their abominations ;)
> 
> I will use American English instead of my native Finnish in my code so
> why wouldn't you use American English instead of your native variant of
> English?
> 
Because I am English, I use English English (mostly, but interspersed 
with a large dose of bollocks :-) )

> It'll also make you get a remote sense of the pain the French are
> feeling.
> 
> If it's any consolation, even the Atlanta-based CNN makes their anchors
> speak standard Hollywoodese.
> 
> 
> Marko





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