One of the chief editors wrote back that in a Canadian Living magazine article (don't know what issue), it was explained that the international code is used in their magazine so colour is spelled color, labor, etc.... She said we would follow this code as well for our cookbook.
Say what?!! "color" rather than "colour" is the international spelling?! Let me guess; was the international code drawn up in Washington? Does that mean we will all have to say "Zee":stinks: too when speaking to an international crowd?
(I asked the editors to file my protest where it belongs and said I'd just go along with using the US spellings but I hope they don't make me say those are international spellings!)
Personally, I blame Microsoft and/or the HTML developers. They are the ones who have decreed that "color" is the correct (cough) version. But I keep reminding myself that language evolves and leaving out a "u" or two - what am I saying? ...or thousands of missing "u"s - isn't going to destroy my life. Using "dialogue" and "effort" as verbs might though.
*the H stands for Honours (not Honors).
"In back of me" (behind me)
"Where is the bathroom?" (Where is the toilet?")
"horseback riding" (horse riding)
"parking lot" (car park)
Did I mention that I was over-sensitive?
And I really cannot stand hearing EYEraq, EYEtalian, Afghani and Beizhing. How hard is it to get this? It's Iraq, Italian, Afghan and Beijing!!
I also find acroynms along the lines of "LOL" as well as nouns turned into verbs to be most trying and loathesome. "Like, LOL, he was totally facebooking me. And so I go, no way! And he goes, 'My Bad'."
ERRR!! My son, who is 14 (it took me months on another forum to figure out that "yo" means "years old") has learned not to say this because invariably, I'll say to him, "your bad what?" He sighs and says in that long suffering way that only teenagers have, "My badNess. Mom? do you have to do that EVERY time?" I smile sweetly.ejm wrote:...snip...And he goes, 'My Bad'."