In response to my language rant, Parkdalian responds:
At the risk of being a quibbler I feel I must point out that orientated is indeed a word.
Being a librarian, of course I checked. Ask Oxford provided the answer:
Frequently Asked Questions
Which is the correct spelling: ‘oriented’ or ‘orientated’?
It really doesn’t matter: it’s a matter of personal taste. Orientated is currently preferred use in general British use. Oriented is prevalent in technical use, and in the US.
I stand corrected. I guess this makes me a true American. ; )