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Old 18 April 2013, 14:12   #1
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AmericaniZZZZZation.

Please could the new trial "RIBase" section be de-Americanised. Customised is spelt as such and not with a "zeeeee". The majority of forum members are still based in the UK so....

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oi duzzznt now wut yerr'zz gow'n onn bowt boyyy....?
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Old 18 April 2013, 14:24   #4
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At least can WiLfish spells better than the yanks. And has better punctuation.
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Dear Gotchi,

First of all congratulations on behalf of all the Admin team for being the first to spot RIBase – I think it is marvelous. It is a new feature which is being tested in the background – and has been on the Admins’ accounts for a few weeks.

Now let me apologize if the American owners and technical administrators have inadvertently, or even willfully, misspelled a word in the technical settings and caused offense. I realize this probably has tormented every fiber of your being and put you in a somber mood.

I won’t labor the point, I can’t however promise that they will honor your request as they may feel that the US is a key target market and its best not to confuse our neighbor’s over “the Pond” with British English – whereas I am sure someone of your caliber is adaptable enough to cope in a globalized world. I have no doubt your environs won’t mold you. Please don’t let this color your judgment or harbor a grudge against your favorite forum, we do like having you around, and like the way you take the ribbing in good humor.

Having said all that I think you have to recognize, at the center of the problem, that both spellings are considered correct in British English with recent studies suggesting 3:2 in favor of the –ise form, which incidentally is the official EU style and is considered to be “Cambridge Form”. Perhaps this tells us more about your academic intentions and European politics than it does about a skepticism of over Americanization?

Interestingly the last forumite I remember obsessing most about these artifacts of America, was always analyzing such things and attempting to use it to catalyze heated dialog. He is now aging somewhere and while lovable is probably wearing gray pajamas crying out for his mom eating donuts.

However that is enough fecal monolog from me. If you are wondering why the furor from me – I’m in the USA waiting for an airplane to bring me home to the glamour of Scotland!

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At least can WiLfish spells better than the yanks. And has better punctuation.

Sorry mate....tis da wee two phart glue, and da whiskey.

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Dear Gotchi,

First of all congratulations on behalf of all the Admin team for being the first to spot RIBase – I think it is marvelous. It is a new feature which is being tested in the background – and has been on the Admins’ accounts for a few weeks.

Now let me apologize if the American owners and technical administrators have inadvertently, or even willfully, misspelled a word in the technical settings and caused offense. I realize this probably has tormented every fiber of your being and put you in a somber mood.

I won’t labor the point, I can’t however promise that they will honor your request as they may feel that the US is a key target market and its best not to confuse our neighbor’s over “the Pond” with British English – whereas I am sure someone of your caliber is adaptable enough to cope in a globalized world. I have no doubt your environs won’t mold you. Please don’t let this color your judgment or harbor a grudge against your favorite forum, we do like having you around, and like the way you take the ribbing in good humor.

Having said all that I think you have to recognize, at the center of the problem, that both spellings are considered correct in British English with recent studies suggesting 3:2 in favor of the –ise form, which incidentally is the official EU style and is considered to be “Cambridge Form”. Perhaps this tells us more about your academic intentions and European politics than it does about a skepticism of over Americanization?

Interestingly the last forumite I remember obsessing most about these artifacts of America, was always analyzing such things and attempting to use it to catalyze heated dialog. He is now aging somewhere and while lovable is probably wearing gray pajamas crying out for his mom eating donuts.

However that is enough fecal monolog from me. If you are wondering why the furor from me – I’m in the USA waiting for an airplane to bring me home to the glamour of Scotland!

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Interestingly the last forumite I remember obsessing most about these artifacts of America, was always analyzing such things and attempting to use it to catalyze heated dialog. He is now aging somewhere and while lovable is probably wearing gray pajamas crying out for his mom eating donuts.
That's gotta be Codprawn, right? - 'cos I don't remember Tory Boy posting on here...

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If were going to bring politics into it.........

Ol Blue

A young cowboy from Wyoming goes off to college. Half way through the
semester, he has foolishly squandered all his money. He calls home.


"Dad," he says, "You won't believe what modern education is
developing! They actually have a program here in Cambridge that will
teach our dog, Ol' Blue how to talk!"
"That's amazing," his Dad says. "How do I get Ol' Blue in that program?"


"Just send him down here with $1,000" the young cowboy says. "I'll get
him in the course."

So, his father sends the dog and $1,000.


About two-thirds of the way through the semester, the money again runs
out. The boy calls home.
"So how's Ol' Blue doing son?" his father asks.


"Awesome, Dad, he's talking up a storm," he says, "but you just won't
believe this - they've had such good results they have started to
teach the animals how to read!"



"Read!?" says his father, "No kidding! How do we get Blue in that program?"

"Just send $2,500, I'll get him in the class."

The money promptly arrives. But our hero has a problem. At the end of
the year, his father will find out the dog can neither talk, nor read.

So he shoots the dog.

When he arrives home at the end of the year, his father is all
excited. "Where's Ol' Blue? I just can't wait to see him read
something and talk!""Dad," the boy says, "I have some grim news. Yesterday morning, just
before we left to drive home, Ol' Blue was in the living room, kicked
back in the recliner, reading Shakespeare, like he usually does.


Then he turned to me and asked, "So, is your daddy still messing
around with that little blonde who lives down the street?"

The father exclaimed, "I hope you shot that SOB before he talks to your
mother!"


"I sure did, Dad!"
"That's my boy!"

The kid went on to law school, and now serves in Washington DC as a Senator.
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