Accessing the BBC from outside the UK

David Woodhouse dwmw2 at
Sat Jan 7 04:01:17 EST 2012

On Fri, 2012-01-06 at 11:17 -0500, Derek J. Balling wrote:
> On Jan 6, 2012, at 11:14 AM, David Woodhouse wrote:
> > I'm not really sure the US way is better though — you have the *same*
> > rule for devi[cs]e and advi[cs]e, use 's' for both forms of licen[cs]e
> > and as far as I can tell nobody actually *knows* what the correct US
> > spelling is for 'practi[cs]e' :)
> As an American, I have never seen practise ever. In fact, my
> spell-checker is complaining about it right now. So, "practice" :-)

OK, so they 'simplified' the US spelling by using an 's' for both forms
of 'licen[cs]e', using a 'c' for both forms of 'practi[cs]e' and leaving
the others as they were.

Obviously easier :)

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