Turin the Malevolent wrote:
Ah, I see. One of those silly
British English ways of misspelling a word that makes it OK okay if you live on a rather boring little island off the coast of in Europe.
There you go, fixed it for you. And now to tell you why.
British is a language which is still in use in the UK, it originated millennia ago in the Lower Danube Valley and spread across Europe creating the Indo-European chain of languages of which British became the defacto language in, naturally, Britain. It's a Celtic language which is now known as "Welsh". English is not British, English is them pesky Anglo-Saxons, not us noble Celts (yes, I'm Celtic, not Anglo-Saxon).
OK should really be spelt okay (see what I did there?) if you're on a spelling rant.
The UK is not "off the coast of", it's in Europe, unlike Greenland which is in North America but is classed as in Europe due to Denmark. Europe is a continent, the UK is in the continent of Europe. We are off the coast of France although technically we are connected by dry land due to the channel tunnel that connects the UK to France at Calais.
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