Currently Being ModeratedMay 11, 2011 6:55 PM (in response to sfromsydney)
You'll generally get more and better answers to questions if the subject line of your post is not an attempt, however feeble, to be insulting.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 11, 2011 10:14 PM (in response to Meg St._Clair)
Hi there, it's not an insult, sorry if you've taken it as one. It is actually a fact. The standard version of English is not American English. You have obviously never encountered this problem as I can assume you are from the United States.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 11, 2011 10:19 PM (in response to sfromsydney)
Why do you think Americans think that it is this way?
It seems that your issue is that the iphone ( manufactured by a U.S based company) is using this as a standard.
This does not mean that "Americans think that American English is English." It simply means that some words in the iphones dictionary are not translated properly for your countries standard spelling.
You can leave feedback for Apple at: http://www.apple.com/feedback
Currently Being ModeratedMay 12, 2011 1:45 AM (in response to sfromsydney)
We can't help that you don't know how to spell things correctly.
Why do you insist in throwing "U"s into words(ie. Color) or pronouncing "I"s that are not there(aluminum)?
Just weird, stop it.
It was a joke.
Being as this is text and you cannot hear the tone of my voice or see my face-it's pretty much a crapshoot as to whether you will get it.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 12, 2011 1:51 AM (in response to Johnathan Burger)
As a slightly bewildered Brit, I have to ask....is shooting crap necessarily a good thing?
And does it involve shooting with crap (which makes an awful mess of the gun) or shooting at crap (which doesn't move and so seems hardly sporting)?
Currently Being ModeratedMay 12, 2011 3:13 AM (in response to sfromsydney)
The standard version of English is not American English.
apparently it is now.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 15, 2012 1:45 AM (in response to iinami)
The standard version of American English is American English and the standard version of English is English.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 15, 2012 2:32 AM (in response to sfromsydney)
I have the following settings and I can spell correctly (authorise). If I type with a 'z', it auto corrects back to 's'
In Settings - General - International
Language - British English
Keyboard - English (Australian), it jus t says English, unles you tap on it and then there are various English keyboards
Regional - Australian
Currently Being ModeratedNov 16, 2012 5:01 AM (in response to actionmarker)
I think that the Australian use of s and z is like the English use as opposed to the American. That is my experience with Moodledocs, which is an Australian product.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 16, 2012 5:09 AM (in response to rwconsultancy)
Craps is a dice game.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 16, 2012 5:21 AM (in response to sfromsydney)
On the tv program Adventures in English, (produced by the BBC), they said that American English was a truer form, because during the 1800s, almost all American schools used the same grammar book.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 21, 2012 2:35 PM (in response to Nathan-D)
I have no problem with that, I believe the closest to the original 18th Century English is in Nova Scotia which is close to 18th Century Cornish (I seem to remember). .
English has always changed rapidly, that is a strength of the Language, however that is not the issue here.
The issue is that in England, the English are referred to as English and sometimes as British but never as British-English. It does not seem unreasonable to be able to call your own language by its name withou an externally enforced label.
We don't distinguish French as spoken in France (as opposed to Canada or various African nations) be referring to it is "Francais Francais". It is just Francais because that is what they speak in France.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 7, 2013 9:58 AM (in response to sfromsydney)
Idiocity and not respecting British English as a proper language. I think its because they have issues with us. (other people who speak Proper English).