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Forogar wrote:
It all the fault of the French
The Germans, actually.

It took the US about fifty years to decide whether their national language should be English or German.

IMO, they made the wrong decision.  Pissing about with the spelling of Germam words seems to be a fair-to-middling passtime; their pissing about with English spelling has proven to be a PITA.
Forogar wrote:
In some ways, American English is more Old English than the modern British English.
Here's the thing: Back when the Americas were discovered, there was no such thing as a dictionary of English, so it would hardly have been surprising had there been some branching at that point, but the spelling debacle came much, much later.

After the Pro-German contingent lost the national-language battle, they insisted that English spelling be simplified.

The result was not as bad as it could have been -- If they had had their way, written US English would have been phonetic (well German phonetic, anyways) -- which would (contrary to their desires, obviously) have made it impossible for grammar Nazis to later get all snidey about, for example, the spelling of "their", "there", and "they're", because they would all have had the same spelling.

So the English-spelling "simplification" was the result of a bunch of the latter-day "social media" bitching by petty little political pr1cks.

But it's established, and it's a dialect, so what the Hell.  There are worse dialects, even within the British Isles.
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