I speak English. I am English. Therefore the way I speak is the correct way of speaking/spelling the English language.
Before I get thrown a ridiculous amount of abuse my way, hear me out. I am a British voice on the internet – from England – whose native language (including its Latin origin) is one of the most well known and most spoken language in the world, whether it be an individual’s first, second or third language. However, the English language is not spoken or spelt the same as its mother country (England) universally and it irritates me somewhat. You’d have thought that one language would be the same across the entire globe. Nope. The differences between British English and American English, for example, varies a lot whether its down to pronunciation, spelling or even the actual name for something. If I’m going to be completely honest, it annoys me that there is such a thing as ‘British English’; it is just English! Continue reading