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April 13, 2006
zed apologises :: boot :: 0

I grew up reading Golden Age stories, so I am well used to -ize.  I even know that there are a small number of different British publishers that use the -ize convention in formal publications.  I know it because I read their books (damn them).

Similarly, I grew up watching Sesame Street and listened to them sing an ABC song that ended by rhyming with zee, so zed and zee are also not new to me.

Given all of this, I'd like to submit this as evidence that I'm used to it, I'm comfortable around it, I can even, on occasion, not see it. I'm tough, I've been Americanized and zeed up and, yet, I am resilient and resistent.  My language remains Australian and, indeed, I am now more likely to misspell words such as capsize into capsise.

However, in truth, I have to be fair to my honest soul and confess to Big (Rusty) Bird, I can't bear the sight of that Randomizer one more time.  

Yours in alphabetical apology,


April 11, 2006
Walls :: Keith :: 0

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