[LMB] late-series copy-editing/copyediting/copy editing

Marc Wilson marc.wilson at gmx.co.uk
Fri Sep 18 21:57:28 BST 2015


On Fri, 18 Sep 2015 06:23:09 -0400, Walter S Bushell <proto at panix.com>
wrote:

>
>> Rational spelling meaning phonetic?   To which regional pronunciation
>
>And class, don’t forget class differentiation. I had a friend who had
>trouble with English while in Germany, because he had an American accent
>and the school was teaching Oxford English which of curse would be completely
>different from Cockney English or Scotts' dialect. 

And, indeed, different from how the vast majority of the population of
Oxford speak.  "Oxford English" is really "English as spoken by Oxford
Dons in the 1940s".


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