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8y, 3m agoPosted 8 years, 3 months ago
I have been spelling words such as organi*ze reali*ze speciali*ze minimi*ze (*zation etc etc with an s but it should have been done with a z!
even a school gcse certificate has spelling with an s.
What's that all about?
How do you do it?

The publisher for my dictionary is Oxford University Press their web address is:

http://www.oup.co.uk/
when u go there click on the little bit that says University of Oxford then you will know who EXACTLY the publisher is!
Try This:
Go to http://www.oup.co.uk then click on "Online Products" -> Click on "Oxford Reference Online" -> type organise or organize in the search box and let me know what happens.
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8y, 3m agoPosted 8 years, 3 months ago
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#1
Z is american.

We use S.
#2
isnt z the american version?
#3
I have always been taught and learnt that the spelling of those words with a Z was the American spelling!
#4
Is this a wind up?
#5
Nowadays: English - s American - z
..... but it didn't used to be that way. I used z for years, so it may be an old dictionary.
#6
Z is definately the American spelling
#7
they even say z differently, as 'zee'.
[helper]#8
Depends on the dictionary but even if they say "z" the more detailed ones usually say "s" is the British version....
#9
i cant spell wdfgbvgh fgh so dont worry about it
#10
Could you have made the title any longer? *** S ***
#11
abomination
Could you have made the title any longer? *** S ***


Yeah grabs your attention doesn't it?
BTW nice AVI:whistling:
#12
Americans were too damned lazy to think of their own language so they just tweeked ours and had the cheek to call it "American English".
#13
Well i don't have a latest dictionary but the two i do have are both oxford albeit old ones but my point is they both use a z in these words. and my GCSE certificate uses an S for spelling "Realisation" if that is the case and english UK changed from a Z to an S then those Yanks are probably right about their english being correct! :thinking::?
#14
who is trolling i checked the spelling according to Oxford illustrated dictionary published in 84 all these words use a "z" btw my OH has always been taught to spell with a Z so thats where the debate started from. I went to a secondary OH went to a C of E Secondary and if you want proof i can post pics of these words from the dictionary. :viking:
#15
lumoruk
There's an oxford in america that publishes dictionaries. I suggest you check who the copyright owner is. The z spelling is in the dictionary but it quite clearly states american next to it.


Here's what the inside cover reads:
This edition published 1981 by Book Club Associates by arrangement with Oxford University Press.
Printed in Great Britain by Redwood Burn Limited Trowbridge< Wiltshire.

Does that sound like a place in America??:viking::viking::viking:
i also have a second dictionary gotta check where published
#16
Sure u didnt read it as

Qualification : English ___________ Grade : Z ?
#17
Copyright owners Oxford University Press 1962, 1975
1st ed 1962
2nd ed 1975
reprinted with corrections 1980
reprinted 1981, 1982, 1983 1984
Been running since 1962 so it can't be a cheap knock off!

i have another old pocket dictionary which also uses a Z
#18
Yup I agree , using a "z" is the American way of doing it.
#19
hawkio
Sure u didnt read it as

Qualification : English ___________ Grade : Z ?


Where you come from? A special school with grades all the way to Z?:prop:
#20
Special School With Special Olympions! Woooooooooooooooooo
#21
hawkio
Special School With Special EDIT Olympians! Woooooooooooooooooo
#22
lumoruk
Is it an actual oxford university/ collins dictionary or some cheap knock off?


Oxford University Press:

http://www.oup.co.uk/

when u go there click on the little bit that says University of Oxford then you will know who EXACTLY the publisher is!
Then click Online Products -> Click Oxford reference Online -> Click on [url]www.oed.com[/url] -> type organise or organize in the search box and let me know what happens.
I rest my case and hitting the sack.
#23
Anyone tried the above?
#24
bargain surfer
Anyone tried the above?


No coz I iz thick and I dont know what it iz you mean.
#25
bellabonkers
No coz I iz thick and I dont know what it iz you mean.


He He V Good you funny. but seriously this has really p***ed me off cos i been taught one thing and my OH another.
If poss would someone add the links into the OP i can't seem to get em on as links.
#26
bargain surfer
He He V Good you funny. but seriously this has really p***ed me off cos i been taught one thing and my OH another.
If poss would someone add the links into the OP i can't seem to get em on as links.


you cant post links in an OP
#27
bellabonkers
you cant post links in an OP


thnx.

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