"Standards, mutter, mumble, dumbing down, moan, whinge, the youth of today, drivel, die" (signed) Disgusted of Chipping Away.I'm a native BrE speaker, and I was taught "dove" as the simple past of "to dive". I was told that "dived" was the American English version.
Would you explain this, please?"Standards, mutter, mumble, dumbing down, moan, whinge, the youth of today, drivel, die" (signed) Disgusted of Chipping Away.
'Dove' is generally regarded as AmE; 'dived' is standard BrE. When ems, who (like most people) is younger than I, said that she had been taught the reverse at school, I was surprised. My post was an attempt to mimic the older generation who are always complaining about falling standards in society generally and education in particular.Would you explain this, please?
Don't get too excited. Anybody under about fifty is 'the younger generation' to me.I'm just flattered to be considered part of "the younger generation". At my age!
Pshaw!That's because 5jj is young (and a softie ;-) ) at heart. :-D