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LindaHilton

Linda Hilton

Reader, Writer, Merciless Reviewer and Incurable Romantic

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All the President's Men
Carl Bernstein, Bob Woodward
Progress: 73/383 pages
Women's Gothic and Romantic Fiction: A Reference Guide (American Popular Culture)
Kay Mussell
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The Looking-Glass Portrait
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Really Neat Rocks: A casual introduction to the rocks & gems of Arizona and the lapidary arts
Linda Hilton
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Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith
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The Power of Myth
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The sad state of reading in a "global" community

I should have written down which book I saw this in, but it was late last night and I was tired.  I'll look for it again later, but I didn't want to forget to make a note of it anyway.

 

While strolling through some of my many Kindle books, I came across one that had a note at the beginning to the effect that the author is British and the book uses British spellings -- honour, centre, realize -- which are NOT errors.

 

Didn't we sort of used to just take that for granted, even before the whole "global community" thing?  Or have too many readers become so U.S.A.- centric that they think everyone who doesn't adopt "our" spelling is automatically wrong?  Are they so culturally isolated that they don't even know there's a difference?

 

Sheesh.