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Blatherskite the Mugwump - Bandwidth Bandit

Two things:

1. Perhaps this is unique to the US, but it is never proper to put punctuation outside of quotation marks.

2. Use only British English? Uhh...what if you don't know any?


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Bruce

Surely, if the quotation contains no punctuation its addition would be misquoting. Wouldn't that be "never proper"?
Or for the US "never proper?" Though wouldn't that be ascribing the question to you? smiley - winkeye


;^)#


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Post 3

The Dancing Tree

Perhaps we could compile a guide of UK <-> US for everyone to see ie:

Colour <-> Color
Realise <-> Realize
Lift <-> Elevator

etc.


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Post 4

Jimi X

That was suggested somewhere in one of Peta's forums...
Of course, I can't remember where or when. smiley - sadface

Does senility come along all at once or is a gradual kind of thing?


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Post 5

Bruce

I don't remember smiley - winkeye

;^)#


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Blatherskite the Mugwump - Bandwidth Bandit

I wouldn't be interested in a British-American primer...I'm trying to limit my intake of funny sounding languages. I'll just write my articles in my native tongue, and leave the misspellings to the good office of the editors. smiley - winkeye


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Post 7

Peta


I think that is all you can do at the moment. Word translation is fine but it is never quite that straightforward anyway.

i.e. Store = shop

The squirrel shops his nuts..... Um no

A written translation would be a huge undertaking .. maybe one day...


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Post 8

Bruce

>The squirrel shops his nuts

Is this the sort of thing they mean on The Bill when they say (in best Eastend accent) "I'll shop you, you scrot!".smiley - winkeye

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