The only constructive point that emerged from last night’s ruminating was the fact that Americans can’t seem to decide how to spell ‘theatre.’ While searching for something in a related field, I came across the odd fact that some theatres are officially called theatres, while others are equally officially called theaters. This is not a serious issue, but I do think that if you colonials are going to tinker with the mother tongue and invent your own spellings (a practice to which I offer no objection) you might at least be consistent.
Friday, 2 October 2015
A Regret and a Note to Literate Americans.
I’m half inclined to regret my Late, Late Ramble post that I put here in the early hours of this morning. I was tired and using a broad brush to make a relatively narrow point, and now I’m minded to think that the brush was a little too broad. Still, I like one or two bits in it so it can stay up. Feel free to hurl unripe bananas in my direction and I’ll attempt to defend myself as best I can (or apologise, or hurl them back, or whatever.)