From: "Tom Del Rosso"
References: <firstname.lastname@example.org> <email@example.com> <firstname.lastname@example.org> <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: HELP - My missile wont work!
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NNTP-Posting-Date: Thu, 09 Jan 2003 17:06:41 GMT
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Date: Thu, 09 Jan 2003 17:06:41 GMT
"- = krusty = -" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in
> Yeah, yeah....
> Actually, you aren't entirely correct in saying that it's UK. It's
> the entire bloody world *except* the US. :-)
> I have always wanted to know why? I mean there are many words that
> whole world spells one way and the US spells another. Is this an
> being different or just spitefull?
Because it's a big country, there is inertia, and when you have a large
domestic population to do business with, you don't feel so compelled to
accommodate other continents. It's the same reason people in large
neighborhoods in Queens, New York, speak only Spanish. If all the shop
owners are Spanish-speaking then there is no big incentive to change.
So you might as well ask why they are so different from the people in
> Please don't take this as ANTI-American, quite frankly, I'd like to
> there, it's just that I *cannot* understand why everything there is
Don't worry about that. Anti-Americanism is more than just criticism,
and you're not even criticizing. Here's a good article I just found.