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    Default Re: Why drop the "ing"?

    Ah Roscoe again with another anti US rant. The last one was just before Easter.
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    Default Re: Why drop the "ing"?

    Quote Originally Posted by paulw View Post
    Ah Roscoe again with another anti US rant. The last one was just before Easter.
    I understand Paul but I get frustrated by some Americanisms. The latest being the word "solder" They have changed it to "sodder" Sounds terrible. Another is "Herbs" Now called "Erbs" When I complain to my Brother in law's American wife she comes out with that wonderful US saying..... "Suck it up Ken, we rule the world"

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    Default Re: Why drop the "ing"?

    Quote Originally Posted by 1101 View Post
    Lets stop pretending UK English is some perfect un-bastardised language.
    And while we're about it, the Grammar Police have alerted me to an even more heinous transgression:

    Its NOT ENGLISH. Its FRENCH

    You must mean,

    It's not English, it's French ... as in, it is not English, it is French

    Or in more common - and correct - usage, it isn't English [...]

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