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Discussion in 'Site and Forum Feedback' started by wellander1, Jul 10, 2019.
Can Mac rumours start using British English (EN-GB) in the articles instead of US English?
Absolutely not! Arn and co. still haven't gotten back to me about switching to Pig Latin, so you're just going to have to get in line, bud.
Unless… how'd you feel about a compromise? Pig Latin based on British English?
The most interesting part of this thread – sorry @AngerDanger – is that it is coming from a user in Arizona. It's like the scary movies where the call is coming from inside the house!!!! AHHHH!
I use British English.
I also use the metric system.
Yes I live in the US.
Personally, I wouldn't like to see this forum loose its colourful (colorful) 'native US' character, otherwise I could care less. You better believe it.
(Just teasing. No flames, please.)
The OP's request is a little like someone I don't know very well being invited round to my house, and then stating that I can't make a cup of tea properly and that they want to make it next time.
Well, maybe not, but speaking as a Brit, living in the UK, I don't expect to find British English on a US website but rather the American variant. I do, however, when it's a UK-based site or publication but then many Brits are increasingly adopting US spellings and expressions – the former partly due to US computer spellcheck software, and the latter partly due to the effects of mass culture… incessant superhero films (or 'movies' if you prefer), popular TV shows and now, of course, YouTube and the Internet more generally.
These days, when I ask someone how they are, I'll often get the reply, "I'm good," rather than the previously somewhat standard British polite response, "I'm fine, thanks; how are you?" With the former response I sometimes tease the respondent by replying, "No, I didn't ask if you were well behaved or virtuous. I enquired after your health." (What can I say? I'm a party animal.)
But that's just me. I work with words for a living so I care more than some. Yet, OP, I'm curious. Why would you prefer or even expect British English to be used prevalently on this site?
You; Your Tyres: and your British Pound Sterling can Hit the Road Jack!!!
A perfectly formed wind-up.
Because it is the English used by all other English speaking countries.
So, you want an American based website, based on an American company with an overwhelming majority of it's users being American, to adopt a British English format?
Not all other English speaking countries and being that MR is based in the US, I don't see the need or any advantage.
I did not realise that most of the users are in the US. I thought that Apple had more users in other countries so this site will get more visitors from other english speaking countries.
It's generally the case that where the communications platform (newspaper, magazine, book, website, blog, MacRumors etc) is based governs what language is used in its communications; ie the language spoken natively by that location's population. In this instance, MacRumors is based in America and so American English would be the expected and appropriate linguistic form used.
However, you (presumably, judging from your original post) and me (I am based in the UK and am British) are not expected to adopt American English to participate on this site (unless we were formally contributing to MacRumors in the manner of maflynn, staff member, rather than merely posting comments, in which case we would have to conform with American English usage, I imagine).
I take it you yourself are not an American? How would it benefit you to have MacRumors adopt British English? Are you learning English currently? DIfference can be irritating or bemusing (burglarized rather than burgled?) but as the French might say: vive la difference!
I am an American. Words will be spelled like I spell them. I know English.
What does that mean?
s instead of z seems wrong for some. For others, the reverse.
It means that if Mac Rumours uses British English they will spell the words like I do.
Like in programme vs program.
Not to mention that 64% of the native English speakers in the world are in the US. The remaining, divided amongst all the other English countries combined.
Good idea. As a matter of fact, I think we as forum users should run all posts by you first to make sure that they suit your preferences. Do you prefer email or PM?
Ah think wi should hev a specific dialect leik Geordie fre instance, then American users might stort believing tha wi divvent aal soond leik Javis. AngerDanger can gan an wait fre his Pig Latin as Geordie as a dialect is so universal Ah mean everyone knows tha
And as any fule kno, Geordies just love their ayePhones, ayePads and ayeMacs. Champion!
They dee , Geordies love aal iPhones an iPads an iMacs an stuff but they also love a canny good neet bosting aboot thor iOS tee , fowk fowk always forget tha .
Wouldn't that be "spelt"?
Sorry I posted this.
I did not realise that it would cause some may problems.
Don't apologisze! This is one of my favuourite threads in a long time!
I had no such "may problems"
I have only admiration for those who want to take on other languages.
It's just a hobby for me, as I enjoy learning songs that I can sing in other languages, such as german and mandarin, currently.