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Re: English diglossia

From:Nik Taylor <yonjuuni@...>
Date:Saturday, February 1, 2003, 22:11
J Y S Czhang wrote:
> Never say never. Noah Webster (1758-1843), American lexicographer, > proposed many spelling reforms of many individual words that are now taken > for granted - especially in America. Of course, not _all_ Webster's ideas > were taken to.
Actually, most of the ones that were adapted were already in use. Americans were already writing "color" and "center" long before Webster came along. He just legitimized those spellings. -- "There's no such thing as 'cool'. Everyone's just a big dork or nerd, you just have to find people who are dorky the same way you are." - overheard ICQ: 18656696 AIM Screen-Name: NikTaylor42