On 2/04/2011 1:54 PM, Larry Gusaas wrote:
Example, Amateur Am is the root Latin word for love and ateur the french
suffix for person, hence the word amateur means someone that does it for
love not money.
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
all good English dictionaries, will have the correct spelling and
meaning of true English words.
We are talking about spoken, not written language. What is your
definition of "true English words"? What is your definition of a "good
To me a "good English dictionary" is one that give the proper spelling
and usage of English in the country I am living in.
American dictionaries will say English Dictionary, however, it will
be in American English.
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
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?
You are correct in as much as you say not all Eglish words are of
Latin, I only said the building blocks of English are Root Latin Words.
My English dictionary tells me at the beginning , that Canada is unique,
in as much as Canadians will spell correct English or use American English.
Also they could live live next to each other and spell either way.
I use a Canadian English dictionary. Some of out spellings and usage
agree with GB, some with the USA.
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 speaking country.
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
Please, pray tell me, what is bloody correct English?
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