[OT] spelling colour / color was Re: Toggle

Simon Ward simon+python at bleah.co.uk
Sat Oct 11 16:45:09 CEST 2014



On 11 October 2014 10:37:51 BST, Christian Gollwitzer <auriocus at gmx.de> wrote:

>I tend to agree that British English is the "correct" version for me, 
>since I'm European, though not British.
>
>The usage of -ise in verbs, however, is a newer attempt to set the 
>British English apart from the American:
>
>	http://blog.oxforddictionaries.com/2011/03/ize-or-ise/ and
>	http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/words/ize-ise-or-yse
>
>Being a non-native English speaker/writer, I myself stick to the 
>recommendations of the Oxford dictionary.

Oxford Dictionaries online is not just British English, it derives common usage from a corpus of English used around the world:

http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/words/what-are-the-main-differences-between-the-oed-and-odo
http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/words/the-oxford-english-corpus

Simon



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