Monday, August 15, 2005

Amusement of the day

The Economist's style guide to avoiding Americanisms . . .
In an American context you may run for office (but please stand in countries with parliamentary systems) and your car may sometimes run on gasoline instead of petrol. But if you use corn in the American sense you should explain that this is maize to most people (unless it is an old chestnut).
and so on.

(via a Medley furling)

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