[TUHS] Spell - was tmac: Move macro diagnostics away from

Dave Horsfall dave at horsfall.org
Wed Nov 22 06:41:34 AEST 2017


On Tue, 21 Nov 2017, Doug McIlroy wrote:

> Among the BUGS listed for spell(1) in v7 was "Britsh spelling was done 
> by an American".

Also in V6, I think.

> Nevertheless, at least one British expat thanked me for spell -b. He had 
> been using the original "spell", and ignoring its reports of British 
> "misspellings". But, he said, long exposure to American writing had 
> infected his writing. Spell -b was a blessing, for revealed where his 
> usage wobbled between traditions.

Tnen consider yourself thanked again!  As a Britisher, I get annoyed with 
the slow influx of American spelling and grammar here in Australia.

I now use "aspell" with what claims to be a British dictionary, but I'm 
still forever correcting it.

-- 
Dave Horsfall DTM (VK2KFU)  "Those who don't understand security will suffer."


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