Wednesday, December 14, 2011

being American and writing in UK English

Some Americans like writing certain words in UK English. I find this pretentious, and if I were British, I'd probably find it laughable, too, because unless you're willing to "go all the way" and write in consistently British English, it seems silly to write only certain words that way. About the only people who can get away with UK-style spellings, while writing in a distinctly North American voice, are Canadians. Remember that, awkward American Anglophiles: if you're not Canadian, and you're writing in inconsistently British English, you're just making yourself look ridiculous.


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