Ali (alirose) wrote in linguaphiles,
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Small rant

(I'll delete this if it is too off topic)

The college I work at (in the USA) uses Moodle, a course management system that was developed in Australia, so the default spelling for things is not American English, and see as we are an institution of higher learning, I would think people could just accept that and move on with their lives. But instead we (academic technologists) are constantly listening to complaints about words being spelled "wrong". It drives me up a wall to have to explain this over and over to educated adults.
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  • Interpretation of the Legend

    (inscriptions on the Kushan Kingdom coins / надписи на монетах Кушанского царства)

  • Spanish query

    I would be most grateful if anyone could help me out with a Spanish idiom, an expression appearing in a discussion of torture from the late 18th…

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