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    Anyone tried this?

    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:

    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 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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    Z is american.

    We use S.

    isnt z the american version?

    I have always been taught and learnt that the spelling of those words with a Z was the American spelling!

    Is this a wind up?

    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.

    Z is definately the American spelling

    they even say z differently, as 'zee'.

    Depends on the dictionary but even if they say "z" the more detailed ones usually say "s" is the British version....

    i cant spell wdfgbvgh fgh so dont worry about it

    Could you have made the title any longer? *** S ***

    Original Poster

    abomination;3180028

    Could you have made the title any longer? *** S ***



    Yeah grabs your attention doesn't it?
    BTW nice AVI:whistling:

    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".

    Original Poster

    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::?

    Original Poster

    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:

    Original Poster

    lumoruk;3180278

    There's an oxford in america that publishes dictionaries. I suggest you … 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
    Does that sound like a place in America??:viking::viking::viking:
    i also have a second dictionary gotta check where published

    Sure u didnt read it as

    Qualification : English ___________ Grade : Z ?

    Original Poster

    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

    Yup I agree , using a "z" is the American way of doing it.

    Original Poster

    hawkio;3180432

    Sure u didnt read it as Qualification : English ___________ Grade : Z … 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:

    Special School With Special Olympions! Woooooooooooooooooo

    Original Poster

    hawkio;3180456

    Special School With Special EDIT Olympians! Woooooooooooooooooo

    Original Poster

    lumoruk;3180388

    Is it an actual oxford university/ collins dictionary or some cheap knock … Is it an actual oxford university/ collins dictionary or some cheap knock off?



    Oxford University Press:

    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.

    Original Poster

    Anyone tried the above?

    bargain surfer;3188598

    Anyone tried the above?



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

    Original Poster

    bellabonkers;3188616

    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.

    bargain surfer;3188793

    He He V Good you funny. but seriously this has really p***ed me off cos i … 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

    Original Poster

    bellabonkers;3189245

    you cant post links in an OP



    thnx.
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