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