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In your opinion, which dialects or variety of English should be used by an online writer?


This question doesn't directly relate just to Hubpages, but to any blog or website where the target audience is a mix of nationalities from different countries? Should it be English (UK), English (USA), Australian English or another unmentioned variety? Which would you prefer to read?

 
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Best Answer Bernard J. Toulgoat (austinhealy) says

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4 years ago
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    Tina Dubinsky (Tinsky) 4 years ago

    I hadn't thought of it from the point of view of the topic and era of the writing. But I could see how that what work if you were writing historical articles or if your topic was specific to a particular country, even if its not the writer's country.

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Ann Carr (annart) says

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4 years ago
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    Tina Dubinsky (Tinsky) 4 years ago

    It seems that 4, maybe 5 people are in a similar agreement. Not sure I like mixing the English (USA) & English (UK) together even if their differences in spelling are well known. I like consistency. Mixing could lead to using both variations.

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Jacqui (jlpark) says

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4 years ago
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    Tina Dubinsky (Tinsky) 4 years ago

    In Microsoft Word, you actually have a choice for English (Australian) so there must be some differences to English (UK). It's probably the local differences of names as you suggest. A simple glossary might overcome this if its not too colloquial.

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4 years ago
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    Tina Dubinsky (Tinsky) 4 years ago

    Thanks for letting me know your preference.

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JyurriOukan says

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4 years ago
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    Tina Dubinsky (Tinsky) 4 years ago

    I was after what readers would prefer, so yes your answer is relevant. Thanks.

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4 years ago
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    Tina Dubinsky (Tinsky) 4 years ago

    I'm beginning to become more aware of SEO with a Word Press plugin at another site where I am a writer. If you don't mind the use of either one, that's helpful and would give support to austinhealy's reply.

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Graham Lee (old albion) says

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4 years ago
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    Ann Carr (annart) 4 years ago

    Thanks, old albion!