Mark Crispin mrc at CAC.Washington.EDU
Mon Jun 16 09:57:19 CEST 2003

On Mon, 16 Jun 2003, Michael Everson wrote:
> Oxford spelling is the same as British spelling except for this feature.
> They used to be pretty funny about it. In the 1973 revision of the
> 1930s Shorter Oxford: "The suffix, whatever the element to which it
> is added, is in its origin the Gr. -izein, L. -izare; and, as the
> pronunciation is also with z, there is no reason why in English the
> special French spelling -iser should ever be followed. Hence here the
> termination is uniformly written -ize."

How do they justify "centre"?

-- Mark --

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