Celebrate the Decline and Fall of the U.S. Empire at YAPC::NA::2008
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Thu Mar 13 16:14:56 GMT 2008
On Thu, 13 Mar 2008, Mark Keating wrote:
> Also it isn't a divergence it is an evolution, we cannot diverge from
> our own language.
Yes you can. It's called a dialect. Put a different way: No one speaks
"British English", "American English", or any other national English.
Although the vocabulary and spelling of English variants, well, vary, they
are not separate languages.
British Standard English is a proscriptivist view toward language. Like
any other "standard" version of language, it does not exist as an
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