Quote Originally Posted by blansky View Post
As usual America bastardized the language.
Actually Americans follow common sense spelling and the use of Latin based words; while the British prefer to use the more archaic "whilst", insert unpronounced letters in words, and use Anglo-Saxon four letter functionals instead of the more literate use of Latin root words. On the other hand Americans are not adverse to using Elizabethan past tense forms such as "thunk" for the past tense of think [drink, drank, drunk]. Both recently have taken to brutalizing the adverbs by hacking off the "-ly" and doing it quite badly.