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John Cowan wrote:

>tristan alexander mcleay scripsit:
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>>[...] Amercian spellings [...]
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>Those used by people who aren't from Mercia (the West Midlands), I suppose?
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Well. Then we would have trouble writing, wouldn't we? I'm sure they
spell most of the words the normal way, and incorrectly too, so we'd
have to make up a completely new spelling system or something.
But I wouldn't've considered a- active enough to be that. Unmercian (I
first typoed that as Unmerican), yes (although Amercian sounds better).
But does that then make Americans people who aren't from Merica? So
what, the rest of the world is Merica?

Tristan, who must be a Merican, because he isn't American.