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  # 1523899 1-Apr-2016 11:59
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Rikkitic:

 

How about that? I learn something every day. I still wish everything did not default to US. Thanks for the tip.

 

 

 

 

 

 

NP.  Another tip is that if using Chrome, you may need to select to add English (UK) dictionary - as the available English (New Zealand) option doesn't seem to allow selection of that dictionary for spell-checking.

 

 


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  # 1523900 1-Apr-2016 12:01
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Yeah, after I found the setting I had to work that out as well. Thanks again.

 

 





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  # 1524288 1-Apr-2016 20:45
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You must have missed the public service announcement about US English too. Radio news announcers suddenly started describing methamphetamine as "meth" this week, rather than "P", and sports announcers have for a while pronounced debut as "deboo" instead of "debyoo". Not sure why this sudden switch - is there something wrong with the old words/pronunciation?





 

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  # 1524301 1-Apr-2016 21:09
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MikeB4:

 

 

 

The whole world speaks American tongue-outsealedinnocent

 

 

 

 

You know that's not true ..... innit!


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  # 1524394 2-Apr-2016 03:53
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Rikkitic:

 

A small thing that is really starting to annoy me is a good Kiwi site like Geekzone using an American spell checker to flag all of my perfectly correct UK English as faulty. Of course this is also widespread across the Internet but the implied assumption that the entire world belongs to America and that the American way of doing things is the only correct one grates more and more. I don't like it with the backwards dates and I don't like it with the many technical sites that seem to think the entire world uses NTSC TV and requires 110 volts @ 60 hertz and I don't like it with the spelling and all the other aspects of US cultural imperialism. In spite of the best efforts of John Key, we are not yet a state of the US. Could we please at least have our own language here?

 

 

 

 

@Rikkitic

 

You have to know when you have been culturally colonized. Now please repeat after me:

 

"Sidewalk", "April 1, 2016", "Vacation", "Hood", "Trunk", "Fall", "Fahrenheit", "One hundred two dollars", "Fourteen feet", "62 inches", "7 fluid ounces", "55 gallon drum", "Freshman", "In the 5th grade"

 

tongue-out

 

(That's all of the Americanisms I can think of at this early hour.)


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  # 1524402 2-Apr-2016 07:56
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Rikkitic:

 

A small thing that is really starting to annoy me is a good Kiwi site like Geekzone using an American spell checker to flag all of my perfectly correct UK English as faulty. Of course this is also widespread across the Internet but the implied assumption that the entire world belongs to America and that the American way of doing things is the only correct one grates more and more. I don't like it with the backwards dates and I don't like it with the many technical sites that seem to think the entire world uses NTSC TV and requires 110 volts @ 60 hertz and I don't like it with the spelling and all the other aspects of US cultural imperialism. In spite of the best efforts of John Key, we are not yet a state of the US. Could we please at least have our own language here?

 

 

 

 

@Rikkitic

 

You have to know when you have been culturally colonized. Now please repeat after me:

 

"Sidewalk", "April 1, 2016", "Vacation", "Hood", "Trunk", "Fall", "Fahrenheit", "One hundred two dollars", "Fourteen feet", "62 inches", "7 fluid ounces", "55 gallon drum", "Freshman", "In the 5th grade"

 

tongue-out

 

(That's all of the Americanisms I can think of at this early hour.)

 

 

In the southern states, oil is orl

 

Quite cool that our gallon is bigger than their gallon, about 25%


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  # 1524403 2-Apr-2016 08:03
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Viva la difference.

Read and listen to what is written, said and intended not the how it is written and said.




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  # 1524404 2-Apr-2016 08:17
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Rikkitic: I still wish everything did not default to US.

 

I was surprised - but grateful - when Microsoft added UK spelling to Windows 8 and 10!


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  # 1524415 2-Apr-2016 09:00
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I got one ... DOnald Trump!





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  # 1524443 2-Apr-2016 09:43
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Rikkitic:

 

A small thing that is really starting to annoy me is a good Kiwi site like Geekzone using an American spell checker to flag all of my perfectly correct UK English as faulty. Of course this is also widespread across the Internet but the implied assumption that the entire world belongs to America and that the American way of doing things is the only correct one grates more and more. I don't like it with the backwards dates and I don't like it with the many technical sites that seem to think the entire world uses NTSC TV and requires 110 volts @ 60 hertz and I don't like it with the spelling and all the other aspects of US cultural imperialism. In spite of the best efforts of John Key, we are not yet a state of the US. Could we please at least have our own language here?

 

 

 

Hmm what annoys me is people with superiority complexes?   Geekzone isn't checking anything your browser does it based on the OS language which is always English-US by default.

 

Control Panel/Regional Language /Options change language to English New Zealand and time/date to whatever you want.  In FireFox look in Preferences/Content/ page language.


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  # 1524475 2-Apr-2016 10:38
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pillmonsta:

 

 

 

Hmm what annoys me is people with superiority complexes?   Geekzone isn't checking anything your browser does it based on the OS language which is always English-US by default.

 

Control Panel/Regional Language /Options change language to English New Zealand and time/date to whatever you want.  In FireFox look in Preferences/Content/ page language.

 

 

Not sure where the superiority complex comes in but it wasn't the OS, but a Chrome browser setting I had overlooked. Fred99 set me straight and I thanked him for it.

 

 





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# 1524520 2-Apr-2016 11:33
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OMG, I just saw one of my aforementioned Americanisms in a Stuff article:

 

George Street's [in Palmerston North] sidewalks will be taken over by Viva la Vida Fiesta this Saturday.


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  # 1524531 2-Apr-2016 11:51
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Transport For Christchurch website!

 

Why create a website with such inaccurate info!

 

It was over a week after the street was dug up last year for Enable's fibre that details were posted!  And NO the residents weren't advised!

 

As of now supposedly my street has been Road Closed since the 14th of last month! Yet not a sign or works anywhere!

 

Hope it still means it will be finished by 1st of May!


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My little beef...

Being chastised for not being on facebook. Have a handful of (well meaning) friends who try quite hard to assimilate me into using faceborg as if this platform (Proprietary one at that, operated by a single for-profit company) is perhaps THE only way to communicate on the Internet. Ironically in my specific case, the two most vocal friends in this regard are anti-establishment / anti big corporation types whom both have routinely in the past, participated in the "occupy" movements.

If it isn't already obvious, I personally don't do facebook (on principle). I personally disagree with the behaviour of the company behind facebook and am very reluctant to support them in any way as a company. Perhaps if "facebook" was an open inter-operable communication standard, similar to Email (where we have a choice of providers) then I wouldn't be so nearly averse to using "facebook"

Usually I give people out my personal homepage instead if they wish to "follow" online what I am up to.

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  # 1525782 4-Apr-2016 13:58
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When people talk about car petrol tank size as some indicator of fuel economy.

 

 

 

"My new car is really economic, it only cost's $40 to fill the tank."

 

That annoys me.


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