the ize/ise difference is not so old fashioned. I have a Compact
Oxford Dictionary that I bought in 1975 which lists both spellings for
many "-ize"/"-ise" words. More interestingly, it shows the "-iZe"
spelling as preferred.
On Wed, Jan 7, 2009 at 11:54 AM, Barrie Robinson <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> You miss the bit about speaking ENGLISH. The "z" and is old
> fashioned and UK moved from that after the Yanks got the French to
> help them in the war of Independence. As for the "y", the tyre was
> invented by a Brit (Scotsman Dunlop) so whatever he called it (tyre)
> is what it is !!! - All the roots of English go back hundreds if
> not thousands of years and it is difficult to get credence as a
> language shaper after only a couple of centuries.
> Also said with tongue in cheek....but hands over jewels as well.
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