Friday, February 18, 2011

Professor Elemental on how we murder the Queen's English here in the Colonies

1 comment:

Carol Reese said...

Hmm, and that's just between England and Canada! My DD is living in England, and the kids go to a British School. The older is already encountering differences in spelling, though he's only in what would be first grade here. The younger (age 4 next month, would be Pre-K here) is very particular about words, and will correct his mother when she use the Queen's English. If she says, "Stay on the walk," he says "No, Mom, it's SIDEWALK." I don't know if he corrects his teachers that way. They'll probably be there for 5-6 years (SIL is Air Force), and they're gonna have a time of it when they come home!