Mudcat Café message #2999934 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #132499   Message #2999934
Posted By: Steve Shaw
05-Oct-10 - 06:42 AM
Thread Name: BS: Language Pet Peeves
Subject: RE: BS: Language Pet Peeves
I tend not to defend many things American, but I have to speak up for American spelling. English may well have started here in England but many more non-English than English people speak English these days and a big majority use American-English spellings. It's typically quirky (and very honourable) of the Brits to hang on for dear life to their own way of spelling, but it's a bit Canute-like to berate the Yanks for their system, which (I hate to say) is often more logical than ours. But who wants logic to enter into it!