Mudcat Café message #3000407 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #132499   Message #3000407
Posted By: GUEST,Songbob
05-Oct-10 - 04:34 PM
Thread Name: BS: Language Pet Peeves
Subject: RE: BS: Language Pet Peeves
If I'm not mistaken, some software packages allow the user to choose 'British English' vs. 'American English' for their documents. But what I haven't seen so far is an Operating System with the same choices. Perhaps those choices are there when you install the damned thing, I don't know. In any case, you could type 'colour' in Word and have it right, but in a chat room (or on the Mudcat, for that matter) it gets flagged as incorrect.

Someone needs to invent a universal "universe setting," that applies language rules to all the content, no matter the source. Now that would be handy!

Bob