Talk:American English v. British English

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I'm English but I say "oblivious to", of sounds wrong to me. Toast 10:15, 8 October 2009 (UTC)

I agree. Hadn't noticed that - it wasn't one of mine. I've cut it to talk for now.
  • be oblivious to -US? be oblivious of - UK?--Bob M 12:03, 8 October 2009 (UTC)

"disc" vs. "disk": We might call this an emergent difference. I remember "disc" being the common usage in the US before PCs and diskettes came into vogue, but I noticed recently that I hardly ever see "disc" anymore, except maybe in "disc golf". --Ethan (talk) 10:42, 15 March 2013 (CDT)

I'm not so sure. The WP article has one set of ideas which suggests things are in flux while Apple seems to officially claim there is a real technical difference in meaning. The free dictionary goes for "disk" for everything but with "disc" as an acceptable alternative. My guess is that the language is just hasn't settled down.--Bob M (talk) 13:52, 15 March 2013 (CDT)