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    i'm just curious to know if the teachers or moderators here are all American English Teachers or British Teachers.

    thank you very much in advance.

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    Default Re: What is your nationality teachers?

    abc, take a look at the upper-righthand corner of this post as well as your post. You'll see,

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    The Location field tells you where the poster is from.
    I'm from Canada; I speak a North American dialect of English.

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    Some people put where they're living in the Location box, so it doesn't always mean that the person comes from that country. Rewboss, for example, has Germany, where he lives, as his location, though he is originally from the UK. You'll find speakers of most major varieties of English posting here.

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    What about adding a Nationality or Native Language field?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea
    I'm from Canada; I speak a North American dialect of English.
    Hee hee...that's what a lot of Canadians say, but then they go and call a pacifier a "soother", go "to hospital" instead of "go to the hospital" and put gravy on French fries....



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    Pacifies, soothes. If it works it works. That's what counts.

    Canadians go to the hospital.
    (Psst. You've confused us with the Brits. )

    Canadians do in fact put gravy, as well as catsup, on "French fries".
    (French fries is 1918 American English, from French fried potatoes 1894, first attested in O.Henry.)

    Canadians do in fact live in North America, as do our American and Mexican cousins.

    When I taught English in Canada, British spelling/word conventions tended to be the more preferred in the East and American spelling/word conventions, more preferred in the West. When I taught English in Japan, American spelling/word conventions were more preferred in the lower-half of the country, around Osaka, whereas British spelling/word conventions were the more preferred in the upper-half of the country, around Tokyo. I am presently teaching English in China and, as was the case in South Korea, the conventions are determined by the textbook one is using at the time. I am open to all forms. Shouldn't it be that way, though?

    There is one thing that impresses me most about the USA and it's the doowhachawannado attitude. Thanks America!

    Here's a cool site: Notes on American English

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    Just poking some fun at you, Casiopea. I agree it's best to be open to all forms of language.

    PS In Windsor, Ontario, anyway they do say "go to hospital" and "he's in hospital" and "she goes to university."

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    Well then, there's no doubt about it. They're spies! (My room-mates, from my College days, came from Windsor, and there were times when the all too familiar run-with-scissors attitude resulted in a trip to 'the' hospital. )

    All the best.

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    Pacifier? Soother? You mean a dummy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    Pacifier? Soother? You mean a dummy?
    On your side of the pond, yes. I've decided there are too many names for this simple little gadget. Just let the kid suck his thumb and be done with it!

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