[OT] spelling colour / color was Re: Toggle

alister alister.nospam.ware at ntlworld.com
Fri Oct 10 22:05:10 CEST 2014


On Fri, 10 Oct 2014 22:01:58 +0300, Marko Rauhamaa wrote:

> alister <alister.nospam.ware at ntlworld.com>:
> 
>> On Thu, 09 Oct 2014 23:48:36 +0300, Marko Rauhamaa wrote:
>>
>>> "-ize" is standard everywhere in the English-speaking world.
>>
>> Not in England!
> 
> <URL: http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/english/realize>
> 
> Both -ize and -ise are valid in England.
> 
>>> why wouldn't you use American English instead of your native variant
>>> of English?
>>> 
>> Because I am English, I use English English
> 
> How can you expect the French to use English if you are not willing to
> make the token gesture of using American spelling in the names of your
> variables?
> 
> 
> Marko

Would the French tolerate me using an alternative Variant (Canadian or 
Carribean)? I think not

UK English as spoken in England is the definitive version. The clue is in 
the Name - English not American
-- 
Whenever anyone says, "theoretically," they really mean, "not really."
		-- Dave Parnas



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