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US-UK spelling differences (new handout)

Miguel sent you all a lovely table on this issue, but it had a couple of mistakes. Can you spot them?

My table is not as visual… 32 more words

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LoM (Nov Wr) - Spelling: ending “l” - fulfill/fulfil, travel + trip/travel, job/work

  • fulfil (UK) fulfill (US) – the stress is on the last syllable
  • fulfilled, fulfilling (UK, US) – British English doubles the ending “l” following the general spelling rule of the doubling of the last consonant in ending syllables with one stressed vowel.
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Pixies - Doolittle (1989)

I think it’s a good idea to start this review with a quote by Kurt Cobain:

I was trying to write the ultimate pop song. I was basically trying to rip off the Pixies.

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US / UK Englishes! Pronunciation differences

World Englishes at talkingpeople.net: http://www.talkingpeople.net/tp/languages/worldeng.html

By the way, this evening, while having a drink with my adorable colleagues, Lola, the French teacher, and I talked about the possibility of inviting a retired elite sports Canadian friend of hers to give a talk to you all on the differences between Canadian English and US American English, and also about the jokes on stereotypes they have! 27 more words

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