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Sick of reading books by British authors only to read American spellings

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banned5y, 10m agoPosted 5 years, 10 months ago
Even when the books are published in the UK they have American spellings, what is going on? Z this, Z that and color this color that ahhhhh

and no I have not been reading Harry Potter...I saw a grown man in a hospital reading that and I thought WTF!
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banned5y, 10m agoPosted 5 years, 10 months ago
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#1
maybe thats why the guy was in hospital ;)
banned#2
golemsmate
maybe thats why the guy was in hospital ;)


it was in the maternity ward :{
#3
lumoruk
golemsmate
maybe thats why the guy was in hospital ;)


it was in the maternity ward :{


oh dear, I feel sorry for his child! X)
banned#4
published in the UK doesn't mean they were written by UK authors?
#5
I'm confused, was the bloke having a baby then?
#6
greg_68
I'm confused, was the bloke having a baby then?


harry potter!
banned#7
DangerGod
published in the UK doesn't mean they were written by UK authors?


I'm reading UK authors, English to be precise.
#8
Is it to appeal to both markets?
banned#9
DangerGod
published in the UK doesn't mean they were written by UK authors?

But i guess stating British authors in the OP would mean that?
banned#10
lumoruk
DangerGod
published in the UK doesn't mean they were written by UK authors?


I'm reading UK authors, English to be precise.


Name and shame
banned#11
master_chief
DangerGod
published in the UK doesn't mean they were written by UK authors?


But i guess stating British authors in the OP would mean that?


Yeah. Oops
banned#12
DangerGod

Name and shame


First Flight by Geoffrey Wellum, I don't want to give my true personality away so won't name the rest. He's ex RAF, private school boy and then lets the yanks Americanise his book.




Edited By: lumoruk on Jan 11, 2011 15:02
#13
It will be the editor that changes it.
1 Like #14
Saves on printing costs for the publisher. Happens all the time.
[mod] 1 Like #15
Kick them in the fanny
1 Like #16
Even when the books are published in the UK they have American spellings, what is going on? Z this, Z that and color this color that ahhhhh

and no I have not been reading Harry Potter...I saw a grown man in a hospital reading that and I thought WTF!
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If you're going to comment on English grammer and punctuation shouldn't you write properly?
I mean like OMG and ting :{

Edited By: effingandjeffing on Jan 11, 2011 15:46
#17
Read the bible, awesome story plus there are a couple of badass muthas in it. There's this one badass called Jesus
#18
effingandjeffing
Even when the books are published in the UK they have American spellings, what is going on? Z this, Z that and color this color that ahhhhh

and no I have not been reading Harry Potter...I saw a grown man in a hospital reading that and I thought WTF!
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If you're going to comment on English grammer and punctuation shouldn't you write properly?
I mean like OMG and ting :{


Cough, irony, cough.
banned#19
numptyj
Read the bible, awesome story plus there are a couple of badass muthas in it. There's this one badass called Jesus


I heard it was full of tall stories and mistranslated into English, I got sick of it being read to me at School and Sunday School. Plus I heard he was a ****.
banned#20
numptyj
Read the bible, awesome story plus there are a couple of badass muthas in it. There's this one badass called Jesus

*spoiler alert*


















He dies!
banned#21
master_chief
He dies!


Bad spoiler or you didn't read the bible, he lives!

Either way he was a slightly better illusionist than David blaine



Edited By: lumoruk on Jan 11, 2011 16:22
#22
moob
effingandjeffing
Even when the books are published in the UK they have American spellings, what is going on? Z this, Z that and color this color that ahhhhh

and no I have not been reading Harry Potter...I saw a grown man in a hospital reading that and I thought WTF!
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yup sorry I meant 'granma'

If you're going to comment on English grammer and punctuation shouldn't you write properly?
I mean like OMG and ting :{


Cough, irony, cough.


oh ****, meant to write 'granma'

Edited By: effingandjeffing on Jan 11, 2011 16:32
banned#23
effingandjeffing

yup sorry I meant 'granma'.


granma?

Edited By: lumoruk on Jan 11, 2011 16:32
#24
And how about the Brits that sing in a yank accent?! Lame.
#25
lumoruk
DangerGod

Name and shame


First Flight by Geoffrey Wellum, I don't want to give my true personality away so won't name the rest. He's ex RAF, private school boy and then lets the yanks Americanise his book.





strong stalking skillz on this site
banned#26
ei8hty5ive
And how about the Brits that sing in a yank accent?! Lame.


Someone gives a good answer here and have seen scientific articles to back it up, but can't find them.
http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20080211135342AAWL1Ey

magicbeans
strong stalking skillz on this site


agreed.
#27
master_chief
numptyj
Read the bible, awesome story plus there are a couple of badass muthas in it. There's this one badass called Jesus


*spoiler alert*


















He dies!


That's the worse culprit, they stick a Hollywood ending on where the main guy comes back to life
#28
OP totally agree, really irritating.

So is the WORD om my laptop, USA English. No matter how many times I change the default / setting to UK English, slips back every time I open new blank page.

Often do long documents, takes me longer having to double check not USA spellings. Wish I could totally delete USA version:(
#29
lumoruk
DangerGod

Name and shame


First Flight by Geoffrey Wellum, I don't want to give my true personality away so won't name the rest. He's ex RAF, private school boy and then lets the yanks Americanise his book.





I think you'll find it's Americanize.
[mod] 1 Like #30
iglimpse
Wish I could totally delete USA


Reported for terrorist extremeism :p
#31
Syzable
iglimpse
Wish I could totally delete USA
Reported for terrorist extremeism :p

X) Wicked

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