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2 years ago#31
You both sound like bona fide Anglophiles (although I don't fall under that umbrella, technically).
2 years ago#32
Yea, that's probably accurate.
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2 years ago#33
I prefer American spelling/usages typically, even though my initial exposure in English classes used the British way of spelling. German (my native language) insists on pronouncing every letter in a word (well, 99% of the time), so words like "color" and "realize" make more sense to me than "colour" and "realise".

I absolutely refuse to use gray though. grey just looks so much better. Very much a pet peeve for me.
2 years ago#34
Do you prefer "trousers" or "pants"?
2 years ago#35
I prefer "pants". :P

Actually I also say "trousers" to refer to "pants" that are for formal wear. I don't know if that's typical or not.

It bothers me that "pants" and "trousers" are plural, though.
2 years ago#36
Ych a fi.
2 years ago#37
2 years ago#38
I’m not as much an Anglophile as I am an Anglophone. I would be in favor of adopting a single spelling convention. I also am interested in the “Anglish” movement, which is beyond silly.
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2 years ago#39
Hustle Kong posted...
If I convert to a religion, and then leave it, that would be to me the correct use of "deconvert".

The only people I ever hear using the term are people who lost their religion and became atheists. It's almost idomatic, kind of like "I could care less."
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2 years ago#40
It's like a secret, subtle war is being waged with words, where people fight by gradually adding hidden meanings and implications to words in order to undermine, disparage or insult the other side.
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