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

Mark Keating mdk at shadowcatsystems.co.uk
Thu Mar 13 17:25:31 GMT 2008

For the easily annoyed who fail to read what I wrote:

"But it doesn't belong to anyone."

Means I never claimed ownership, in fact I kinda was saying that nobody 
owns it.

Also I wasn't mouthing off I was making a joke, arf arf, jest, humour, 
you heard of it. I know how 'standardised' spelling emerged in both 
countries. I actually think that Webster made the right decision when he 
standardised English spelling in America especially since British 
spellings are a combination of history, arrogance and guesswork at the best.

Good luck on the trek btw

Chris Jack wrote:
>> To be absolutely fair the only people who refer to it as British English
>> are not from Britain.
> To be absolutely fair, the only people who like to loosely imply they have some sort of ownership of the English language are the British. Dialects exist. Get over it.
> And before you start mouthing off about Z's, I suggest you get clear about how standardised spelling emerged separately in the UK and US.
> Grr
> Chris
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