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    Quote Originally Posted by lxdude View Post
    Hey, you just used the word "standardization" in a thread about "standardisation". So you're doing your part!
    One of the American conversions I don't understand is using oxidation instead of oxidisation. I was expecting it to be changed to oxidization but instead you just threw away the is part.

    I think it should be oxidisation (or oxidization if you must) as it is the process of oxidising. Oxidation would only be right if it had oxidated.


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    Quote Originally Posted by zsas View Post
    You must mean soccer Clive.
    No. He meant football. A game played with a ball and feet.


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    Well this is a real revelasation.
    “We are buried beneath the weight of information, which is being confused with knowledge; quantity is being confused with abundance and wealth with happiness.
    We are monkeys with money and guns.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mainecoonmaniac View Post
    Well this is a real revelasation.
    Yes. Lots of things have been revealised here.


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    You must be aware that nothing short of correct English will get past Steve.

    “The contemplation of things as they are, without error or confusion, without substitution or imposture, is in itself a nobler thing than a whole harvest of invention”

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    Yep. Especially that I can't spell. I'm a dyslexic member of APUG.
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    We are monkeys with money and guns.”

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    One more before I go to bed (it's dark here).

    The phrase I could care less makes no sense. It's couldn't care less!

    Ok, two. The most mis-used words on the internet are loose being used in place of lose and alot or allot in place of a lot.


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    Good night Steve. I try not to care about things that I have not control over.
    “We are buried beneath the weight of information, which is being confused with knowledge; quantity is being confused with abundance and wealth with happiness.
    We are monkeys with money and guns.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mainecoonmaniac View Post
    When going to something immediately, the British do it "Straight away". While Americans do it "Right away". Which way is better? Going straight or going right?
    You go straight when you get out of prison, if you have reformed. And, you are straight if you are not gay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Smith View Post
    One more before I go to bed (it's dark here).

    The phrase I could care less makes no sense. It's couldn't care less!

    Ok, two. The most mis-used words on the internet are loose being used in place of lose and alot or allot in place of a lot.


    Steve.

    I thought the last time we played the word game, the US saying I could care less was thought to have split from the UK couldn't care less due to the fact that in the US it was reappropriated to be sarcastic, like "I should be so lucky"


    Like someone said earlier here, our differences only make us all special


    Yeah, misspellings like alot and to when too was needed are common
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