Organizing Our Marvellous Neighbours

Grant Barrett gbarrett at WORLDNEWYORK.ORG
Mon Oct 6 17:28:17 UTC 2008

A guy who has been sending tip-offs on new words and slang for years,
Joe Clark in Toronto, did some independent research into Canadian
English spellings, looking at everything from blogs to literature to
yogurt (not "yogourt") containers.

Canadian spelling really exists, he found, but it's under threat from
spellcheckers, which let American and British spellings sail through
even if you've told the software to use Canadian. (Joe's also an
activist, advocate, and expert on closed-captioning.)

The book is Organizing Our Marvellous Neighbours: How to Feel Good
About Canadian English:


Grant Barrett
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