I stand corrected.

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. ; )

Advertisements

1 Comment

Filed under Miscellaneous

One response to “I stand corrected.

  1. Liz

    For people who claim to speak the purest form of our language, those Brits do have some funny ways of going about it. During my junior year abroad I got both orientated and warned not to get “pressurized” into going on too many pub crawls. I guess one of our American traits is not having time for those pesky extra syllables. I’m enjoying your blog!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s