Sunday, 6 November 2016

An American Extravagance.

I’ve noticed that when Americans write, they’re rather fonder of the full stop than we Brits are. (Only they call them ‘periods’, which must be a little confusing for American geology students.)

So, for example, they will write N.B. (nota bene) where we will write NB. And they will write my name as J.J. Beazley, where I will write JJ Beazley.

This is an important point for any foreign person to remember if he or she is planning to write a novel in English. Consider writing it in the UK form because it will take less time to type.

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