Tuesday, June 19, 2007

In Defense...

...of Britishisms. As an unabashed Anglophile, I've been known to bust out a "bloody" and "git" and such from time to time, though not terribly often. I also definitely prefer a few British spellings (particularly "judgement" instead of the American "judgment"). On the whole, though, I'm a patriotic Yank in my idioletical choices. Doesn't mean I don't have the right to get down with my Limey self, though!

(Via Maud Newton)

2 comments:

Gunn said...

I've always been fond of the American 'dove'.
"He dove in" sounds so much more elegant than "he dived". We should use it in Britain too.

Frank said...

Yes, "dove" is much nicer.