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Re: Canadian kvetching

> Just in case anyone starts feeling too smug about all of this here's an
> anecdote:
> I'm an editor in my day job (pays for book materials) and I just had a hell
> of a time explaining to the British publisher that the book I just finished
> for them was written in Canadian English (briefly, American punctuation and
> British spelling). They are not convinced there is such a thing, or that
> they want to leave it that way for their British and American markets . . .
> Canadian English gets a rough ride on both sides of the Atlantic.
> Sorry to extend this thread just a little longer . . .

Well, as an editor you're a footsoldier for word usage. It's a dangerous
game, the world hasn't been the same since we removed the hyphen from


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