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Old October 13th, 2006, 7:53 pm
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Re: The Improve Your English Thread v3

I wonder how many different versions of words like past participles there are amongst US and british english...
It is a shame that rules are so strictly imposed on language in work. I suppose it's all to make sure nobody finds technicalities and such in important documents, so I guess that some sort of standard is needed...
The way, though, that different variations of english words are disallowed in the US or in the UK reminds me slightly of North Korea where they also disallow foreign 'loan' words, and want to keep their dialect pure. I'm pretty sure that France also put restrictions of foreign words on products.

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