Now here is a post that throws down – OMG – can’t the Brits get with the program? 😉
England and America are two countries divided by a common language. – George Bernard Shaw
Like all Europeans, I was taught the English language as it is spoken in the country of its origin:England. I was drilled in spelling, grammar and punctuation for many years, having my fingers slapped when I made mistakes and made to write each misspelled word ten times. In this way, British English was tattooed into my brain. When I started writing professionally, I thought that this would be a great asset. Indeed, when I worked with editors at publishing houses in Ireland, I was complimented on my clean copy and my good spelling skills. I thought then, that spelling the British way correctly would be a good thing when I launched my books into the e-book market. This turned out to be a mistaken assumption.
Naturally, having read a lot of American books, I know English is…
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