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Re: Programme [Why does the meaning ...]

From:Michael Poxon <m.poxon@...>
Date:Wednesday, April 21, 2004, 23:58
So even those benighted colonials are beginning to spell English properly?
Seriously, I like the program / programme dichotomy. Actually, you could
well find that
several instances of the incorrect spelling are separate instances in
different parts of the same website. A lot
of these quotes look like legal ones, and you don't need me to tell you what
a fuddy-duddy and
conservative-minded lot legal eagles can be. There's a famous case of the
well-known footballer Paul Gascoigne
up before the judge, who on being told Gascoigne's vocation, asked "Rugger
or Association?"
> > >If this were the work of a single person, or a > > hundred > > >people, I might agree with tour "militant Brit" > > >theory. However, the phrase is ubiquitous on the > > >Internet, and the contexts clearly show that it is > > not > > >a substring of "progrmmer":