On 2011/04/01 10:42 PM Len Copley wrote:
In other words, you mean the English spoken by the Upper Class snobs, twits, poufs, and wankers
who attended England's public boarding schools. Most citizens of Great Britain don't speak that
language. Have you visited the pubs in Liverpool, or Cardiff, or Edinburgh, or Belfast? I bet
they don't speak what you call "Correct English".
Correct English, is that spoken by the Queen of England,
Every English speaking country speaks differently, with many different local variations.
We are talking about spoken, not written language. What is your definition of "true English
words"? What is your definition of a "good English dictionary"?
all good English dictionaries, will have the correct spelling and meaning of true English words.
To me a "good English dictionary" is one that give the proper spelling and usage of English in
the country I am living in.
And a Canadian dictionary will be Canadian English. An Australian dictionary will be Australian
English. A South African dictionary will be South African English. Etc. They all provide
"Correct English" for their respective countries. So what is your point? Are you trying to
impose one narrow viewpoint of is "Correct English" on the whole world. Perhaps you should go
back to speaking the "Correct English" of Chaucer's time.
American dictionaries will say English Dictionary, however, it will be in American English.
An example would be, License spelt with an S, is generic to all licenses in America.
In English License spelt with an S means authority to make, copy, sell Licensed equipment etc.
Licence with a C in English, English only means, permission to use a product like Microsoft
Windows, or drive a car, plane, boat etc.
And what has this got to do with speaking English?
I use a Canadian English dictionary. Some of out spellings and usage agree with GB, some with
English has a set of rules that tells you how it should be used. As words come and go in
English. The new words are all subject to ther rules of English, even though it is an Dynamic
language. The building blocks of English are Root Latin Words.
Latin is only the root of some English words, a large percentage of them but a long way from
all of them.
As for the rules of English, they change radically over time and are different in every English
On 2/04/2011 7:57 AM, Larry Gusaas wrote:
On 2011/04/01 1:20 PM Len Copley wrote:
I agree, as English spoken by Americans is different to correct English
Please, pray tell me, what is bloody correct English?
Larry I. Gusaas
Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan Canada
"An artist is never ahead of his time but most people are far behind theirs." - Edgard Varese
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