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Thread: UK vs US English?

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    I still use the oxford comma, and write non fiction with oxford English spelling.
    Deferential, glad to be of use,
    Politic, cautious, and meticulous;
    Full of high sentence, but a bit obtuse;
    At times, indeed, almost ridiculous—
    Almost, at times, the Fool.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Harlequin View Post
    I still use the oxford comma, and write non fiction with oxford English spelling.
    I like you

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    sorry, double post by accident
    Last edited by raine_d; 11-06-2017 at 03:50 AM.

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    As an Australian who reads a lot from both UK and US sources, I can say the differences are (in respect of the whole language) fairly small, but they can trip you up; not so much spelling (ours is mostly UK but still a mishmash) as you learn quickly to skim over what is 'right' in one or the other style. But actual word usage can be a bear (think of rubber, pants, jumper, trunk, flashlight... etc etc etc). And of course the problem is you don't KNOW you've got it wrong until someone TELLS you....

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    One that stuck with me is the use of "s" at the end of some words is UK. Backwards. Afterwards.

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