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Offline 510bhan

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Re: Learning the rules of the English language.
« Reply #30 on: July 17, 2013, 01:26:41 PM »
We decided to lift it a bit from British into a rather global English which might be easier to understand for a broader audience. This way, we did not have to adjust the book for another market as happened to the Harry Potter books (so that the world-renowned wizard would not have to walk around in a small girl’s dress rather than a pullover – the word jumper is understood quite differently in different parts of the world).

Above -- what some publishers do and why. Explains why HP has US spelling/terms. Taken from: http://safkhetpublishing.wordpress.com/

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Re: Learning the rules of the English language.
« Reply #31 on: July 17, 2013, 02:38:06 PM »
We decided to lift it a bit from British into a rather global English which might be easier to understand for a broader audience. This way, we did not have to adjust the book for another market as happened to the Harry Potter books (so that the world-renowned wizard would not have to walk around in a small girl’s dress rather than a pullover – the word jumper is understood quite differently in different parts of the world).

Above -- what some publishers do and why. Explains why HP has US spelling/terms. Taken from: http://safkhetpublishing.wordpress.com/

This is fascinating. It makes sense to me really. I guess with the amount of American culture we enjoy here in the UK i have learnt to accept and understand the slight differences in language (though i do still get a little bit of a shock when i hear an american sitcom use the word 'fanny'  :o ).
I guess i have never really thought about the effect going the other way over the pond, i guess that Americans would be less exposed to our way of talking, therefore the differences would be more pronounced to them.

I for one like the idea of a global English.  :)
Forgive me if I'm being naive, I'm quite new to this.

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Re: Learning the rules of the English language.
« Reply #32 on: July 17, 2013, 03:51:45 PM »
oh, not so, grey man. We Americans are well exposed to British programming and language. In fact, more Brits can find work here in the arts than Americans can in England. It's a sore spot with some, but I don't find a problem with it.

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Re: Learning the rules of the English language.
« Reply #33 on: July 17, 2013, 04:52:35 PM »
 ;D ;D

Thanks for the explanation

Gayle-- You must be the young generation. In my time, Eastern Canada, Ottawa, was teaching realize with z. We never heard of s. I found out only later that British wrote it differently.
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Re: Learning the rules of the English language.
« Reply #34 on: July 17, 2013, 05:35:38 PM »
I'm from the "middle" generation now. I'm in my late 30's.  ;)
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Re: Learning the rules of the English language.
« Reply #35 on: July 14, 2021, 03:34:47 AM »
I completely agree that By far the best way of learning the 'rules of good English is by reading good novels. I think a fake diploma reviews can also help you with this to learn English easily.

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Re: Learning the rules of the English language.
« Reply #36 on: October 09, 2021, 03:53:26 AM »
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