Thor Damar wrote:
Bill Byson has opinionated that fact on many occasions when he takes the British to task for our linguistic arrogance by arrogantly asserting the superiority of American English.
(I'm not saying either one is inherently better, I'm just amused by the notion of fighting alleged arrogance with arrogance. Kinda like a Romulan debating a Cardassian...
No arrogance meant by bringing up the fact--I find any and all language facts (assuming this one is a fact, and I am not 100% sure) to be extremely interesting.