All right. Now, I understand.

Benjamin Barrett gogaku at IX.NETCOM.COM
Wed Jan 2 06:32:54 UTC 2013

On Jan 1, 2013, at 9:20 PM, Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at YALE.EDU> wrote:

> On Jan 2, 2013, at 12:14 AM, Benjamin Barrett wrote:
>> I think it was in 2011 or 2012 that the UK educational system began to allow US spellings. Portugal also accepts spellings of its former colony, Brazil. To me, it seems unlikely that the mother country of a language would adopt bastardizations of its former colonies, but clearly it does happen.
> Shouldn't that be "bastardisations"?

Well, if it's bastardized.... (Interestingly, the OED doesn't have the "-ise" spelling of this word, saying that words from more recent sources take "-ize," though see also

Benjamin Barrett
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