Subject: Re: [boost] [Boost.Local] Review
From: Brent Spillner (spillner_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-11-23 19:16:24
On 23 Nov 2011 10:24:53 Leo Goodstadt wrote:
>For "acknowledgment" / "acknowledgement": both spellings started out in the
>16th c. but the first form historically was found more in the US. Citations
>from the 19th and 20th c show that both variants are found on both sides
>of the Atlantic (e.g. the short form in the UK in Dickens, Bronte, Macaulay)
>though the long form seems to predominate in the 20c only in U.K.
I too appreciate the clarification--- guess I didn't understand this
quite as well as I thought. In the US, "acknowledgement" does seem to
correlate frequently with a casual attitude toward spelling, but it
looks like I need to broaden my horizons a bit.