So sorry, I meant to delete Swift-evolution from the cc list but forgot. Apologies for the off topic post.
> On 17 Oct 2016, at 10:12, Jeremy Pereira <jeremy.j.pere...@googlemail.com> > wrote: > > >> On 14 Oct 2016, at 20:11, Ted F.A. van Gaalen via swift-evolution >> <email@example.com> wrote: >> >> >>> On 14 Oct 2016, at 07:16, Daniel Duan via swift-evolution >>> <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: >>> >>> 1. “honor” is mis-spelled in “weird queen’s dialect”. >> >> I'm sorry, but I throw an exception at this; when you say "weird queen's >> dialect" do you mean… English? > > I think he was just trying to be funny. As an Englishman, I don’t take > offence. > >> I don't go around referring to the other variation as "weird can't spell >> dialect" (but maybe I should) 😛 >> The u in words like honour is what makes it pronounced like "onner" rather >> than "hone-ore", same with colour being "culler" rather than "coal-ore". >> Sorry but it really annoys me when people consider the English version of >> English to be the weird one, as the clue is literally in the name as to >> which version is correct. > > Well it’s actually an interesting question. It’s fairer to say that the > language forked back when people started moving from Britain to the Americas. > After that it evolved and diverged on both sides of the Atlantic. You can’t > argue that one side or the other is wrong, particularly as, throughout most > of the period when the British were colonising the USA, there was no standard > spelling for English. > > >> This is why it still galls me that the language in macOS is "British >> English" yet the other one is just "English" rather than "American English" >> or whatever, it's a hideous double standard. > > I just checked my Mac. I’m currently using a language that it refers to as > English (UK). Amongst the many alternatives I could choose is English (US). > There is no option that is just called “English”. > > >> > _______________________________________________ swift-evolution mailing list email@example.com https://lists.swift.org/mailman/listinfo/swift-evolution