[Wikipedia-l] Re: [Wikitech-l] Hyperlink convention

modean52 at comcast.net modean52 at comcast.net
Thu Sep 30 18:53:24 UTC 2004

True.  In American English, a list of 3 items is usually "bacon, eggs, and cheese" - not "bacon, eggs and cheese."  The later implies a connection between the items, but the former doesn't.


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> e2m wrote: 
> > Why this resource is not used to deal with the differences of the type 
> > "behaviour" and "behavior" or "center" and "centre"? 
> One reason is that the differences between American and British 
> English are more involved than simply changing the spelling of a few 
> words. Punctuation and grammar are also involved. If you changed 
> behavior to behaviour in an otherwise AE sentence, the sentence would 
> then be wrong in both languages. See 
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_and_British_English_differences 
> Angela. 
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