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The primary language of most inhabitants of America?. It looks like English, it sounds like English, but any English person can tell you it's not English. Microsoft insist it is English, and English is actually InternationalEnglish?. But then they're American.
It looks like a duck, it walks like a duck and it quacks like a duck.  But it's not a duck.  (Answer to the riddle "What is the sound of one hand clapping in American.)  --Vitenka
its a witch!! [couldnt resist] macloud

Some differences between English spelling and AmericanSpelling may be found on that page.
Some differences between English usage and American usage are as follows:

An Englishman would tell you how he had gone and got drunk, while an American would tell you how he had gone and gotten drunk.
An Englishman would invite you to come and see his slide collection, while an American would invite you to come see it instead.
Oh, I'd invite you to come to see it. -- Senji
An Englishman would buy a jam doughnut, while an American would prefer a jelly donut.
An Englishman would may buy TwoPintsOfLagerAndAPacketOfCrisps followed by FishAndChips, while an American would prefer his beer (hah!) with a bag of chips, perhaps followed by a MacDonalds? with some Fries.
Please. A pint of BlueMoonPaleAle? with a steak sandwich and coleslaw.
Mc Donalds.  Really. - ElliottBelser.
An Englishman would tell you about the one which got away, while an American would tell you about the one that got away.
Are you sure? I wouldn't. -ChrisHowlett
An Englishman would write to you, while an American would write you. Ugh.
...actually, most of us would write to you.  Though we may be tempted to E-Mail you or Friend you on LiveJournal.  -ElliottBelser
An Englishman likes fishing. An American likes to fish.


I second that Ugh!
Like 'I say you' or a little better 'I said you' Vs the useful addition of 'to'.
Fantastic word that 'to'.
"I told you" is even better, as in "I told you to talk proper!"
So much to do so little time... -Hoshi-Chan



Is that why Microsoft/Office? won't let me use which whenever? -ColinLeung
(PeterTaylor) Yes. It supports English spell-checking, but not English grammar checking.


CategoryLanguage; see also AmericanSpelling and CategoryAmericanism

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