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From "Leo Simons" <leosim...@apache.org>
Subject [very OT] RE: Spelling?
Date Wed, 20 Mar 2002 20:51:43 GMT
Actually, there are many different stories about this. My
English teacher told me the tidbit you mention is actually
part of urban legend. If he's right, I guess no-one really
knows.

Societies being wide apart led to all kinds of different
languages in the first place (if you don't buy the biblical
view, that is). The US and the UK being a several-week
journey apart supposedly led to most of the differences.

I really like Bill Bryson's book on the subject, even though
he is, as always, given to more than a little exaggeration.

and them say all those programmers don't talk 'bout nothin'
but 'puters!

cheers,

- LSD

PS: suse no run on me laptop :(

> -----Oorspronkelijk bericht-----
> Van: Berin Loritsch [mailto:bloritsch@apache.org]
> Verzonden: Wednesday, March 20, 2002 7:36 PM
> Aan: 'Avalon Developers List'
> Onderwerp: RE: Spelling?
>
>
> You know why US english is different than UK english don't you?
> The founding fathers of the US decided to be so rebellious as to
> change the spellings and pronunciations of some words--just to
> spite England.
>
> (A little history trivia).  Interesting that it became the lingua
> de franca (language of business).
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Leo Simons [mailto:leosimons@apache.org]
> > Sent: Wednesday, March 20, 2002 1:32 PM
> > To: Avalon Developers List
> > Subject: RE: Spelling?
> >
> >
> > concur. US english is usually also dubbed "international
> > english". Though it feels weird ;)
> >
> > - LSD
> >
> > > -----Oorspronkelijk bericht-----
> > > Van: Stephen McConnell [mailto:mcconnell@apache.org]
> > > Verzonden: Wednesday, March 20, 2002 12:04 AM
> > > Aan: Avalon Developers List
> > > Onderwerp: RE: Spelling?
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > > -----Original Message-----
> > > > From: Berin Loritsch [mailto:bloritsch@apache.org]
> > > > Sent: Tuesday, 19 March, 2002 22:32
> > > > To: Avalon Developer's List
> > > > Subject: Spelling?
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > We have a package and a number of classes that have British
> > > > spellings. Undoubtedly this is because we have a number of our
> > > > developers in GB and Australia.  It is probably beneficial to
> > > > standardize on either US or UK English.  I venture to say that it
> > > > would be easier for me to conform to UK English than it
> > would be to
> > > > change package names and class names to US English.
> > > >
> > > > Thoughts?
> > > >
> > > > Does anyone care?
> > >
> > > 1. consistency is a priority
> > > 2. US higher priority the British
> > >
> > > Steve.
> > >
> > >
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