Re: OT English Language, Program or Programme
Date: 21 Oct 2004 10:39:27 -0400
In article <8zh+G0Cj56dBFwTW@ld50macca.demon.co.uk>,
Alistair Maclean <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>Having checked my cd version of the concise OED I am amazed to discover
>that it does not list program.
I just noticed something in the original posting which slipped past me
first time through:
>In message <email@example.com>, stringer
>>I quote from an email just sent to me:
>>"actually, american's use programme. Correct english is program.
>>No, I'm not debating it, it's fact. Refer to english dictionaries if you're
>>Illiteracy is not a debate."
One who is concerned about illiteracy might also be concerned about using
a possessive form instead of a plural and the capitalising of Names.
('american's' vs. Americans, 'english dictionaries' vs. English