Celebrate the Decline and Fall of the U.S. Empire at YAPC::NA::2008

John Costello cos at indeterminate.net
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 
absolute.  TMTOWTDI!

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