January 4th, 2005


Nasty vicious rumour

I heard that Australia is adopting American spelling into its dictionaries. This means that before long, New Zealand will probably follow suit.

Call me an old-fashioned stick in the mud, but I -like- our use of the u. I don't care if it's excess to our needs. I don't want to follow the Americans, in fact I can't think of anything worse than our language becoming Americanised. Please, anything but that!

I'm all for language growing and changing, but I think this particular change is a shrinkage.