Saturday, January 30, 2016
What I learned at work today!
We live in a weird and wacky world that is very much dictated by what happens in the US.
One thing that drives me crazy is the English language. We have British English and then we have US English. Well - we already know about COLOUR - or is that COLOR? Colour is the British version and color is the American version.
You can use the one you want, BUT if you happen to be writing for the public for sources outside Canada, please use the American version. Like I said - it drives me crazy, but I'm getting used to it.
When I write for QUILTSocial, I think the only one that I really have to pay attention to is COLOR/COLOUR.
However yesterday I was preparing a document that would be seen by folks in the US and I learned a new word that has an American spelling. Quite frankly - it knocked my socks off!!!! Do you want to know what the word is????? We (as quilters) are all familiar with the word.
What is it????? SELVEDGE. Yes - that is the British spelling. The American is SELVAGE. Don't trust me???? Follow this link. I was in total shock! Who knew???? OK - that really drives me crazy and I shall endeavour to write future text WITHOUT using the word colour or selvedge!!! I think that will be kind of difficult.
What are your thoughts about the color/colour - selvedge/selvage thing???? Any other words that I need to be aware of????
Well - it's going to be another absolutely crazy weekend. No rest for me and I have a class waiting for me and a ton of stuff to put in the car so I had better get in gear or I'll be late.
I heard through the grapevine that Lexi's been at the computer again. Check out what she's been up to.
Have an awesome day!!!!!