The other day I was exchanging email banter with an American friend. I guess he thought he was doing me a favour when he emailed to tell me that I had misspelled the word 'utilise' in one of my emails, and that it should be spelled 'utilize'. Naturally, I quickly fired back an email and told him that Americans spell it with a 'z' (which I pronounce zed, not zee) and that Australians, Brits, and Canadians spell it with an 's'. I'm not going to list all the words that Americans spell differently, but I just wanted to clear it up as a number of Americans read my blog and I would hate for you to think I consistently misspell words. I'm not saying I don't make mistakes because I certainly do, but as a geek who enjoys reading the dictionary, I like to think I have more than a basic grasp of spelling.
Whilst on the topic of demographics, I am extremely pleased that, like the Hoff, the good folk in Germany are inexplicably interested in the little I have to offer. Cool. Drop me a line and say gidday.