Why do we have silent letters? Is there a better alternative? Take “colour” and “color”; why has the “u” been dropped in one word and not the other?
I may be a little bit late jumping on this bandwagon, but it’s Canadian English month over at the Macmillan dictionary blog! The blog has a continuing series called ‘live English’, and in the past have had American, South African and Brazilian English months, amongst others. Since our Canuck friends rarely get featured (anywhere), it’s(…)
Someone kindly pointed me to this post on the Language Log blog, about a survey on North American English Dialects that is being conducted by (I think) researchers at Yale University. We are doing research on different accents in American English. We know that Americans and Canadians have a great deal in common in the(…)