View Single Post
Old December 17 2008, 09:39 PM   #45
Dimesdan
Rear Admiral
 
Dimesdan's Avatar
 
Location: The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Send a message via Windows Live Messenger to Dimesdan
Re: German expressions in recent Trek novels

Marie1 wrote: View Post
I know the US nixes the U's, but what if the writer isn't from the US? Would the Us be edited out?
From what I've read, I'm sure they do as I noticed that in Uma McCormacks Hollow Men and also in James Swallows Terok Nor story that it was spelt color, but that's probably due to the American Market for Trek books (and most books in general) is far higher than over here in Blighty!!!

What just occured to me, of the English speaking nations of to globe, is it just Americans who omit the U in colour as well as having, say a Z in a word like specialise for example (if a zed is not even used in that word, I hope I'm making sense) or do Canadians, Australians and Kiwi's etc do that as well?
Dimesdan is offline   Reply With Quote