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We can't write for toffee.

It hurts, it really does. You spend years in expensive private schools, reading great works of literature, honing your linguistic skills, and then some nutter takes a hatchet to your painstakingly developed style.

Some of our readers, however, show that they are people of linguistic sophistication. Guy Brush can pop in for a sherry anytime:

Being an avid Australian reader, I couldn't help but notice the reader articles you've published with the topic of the Reg's somewhat more casual text styles.

Being Australian, I'm in the position that I can fluently read and understand both American and British. I feel that the letters you are recieving are perhaps a trifle ignorant and unrewarding for the hard work and excellent quality of the news services y'all provide. In my experience the American people are better off staying on their own geocentric little country, if they are offended so easily by any suggestion that "American" is not pure English. I would also suggest that any American reading The Reg would probably just be some kind of fluke and I would make moves to perhaps arrange for his ISP to siteblock the UK. Just to be on the safe side.

God bless the Queen.

Meanwhile, Brian E. Hammett from across the pond weighs in with:

IMO, the people who wrote in complaining are a bunch of idiots, who want everyone to lead them around by their bootstrings their whole life. These idiots want everything spelled-out so their small-un-educated brains have a chance to comprehend a sliver of the meaning that is there. I say keep The Register just like it is now. Keep up the good work. Thanks for keeping me up-to-date.

Love the UK flavor, for a refreshing change from boring sites.

And with that, we're off to the old rub-a-dub for a couple of celebratory Don Revies.

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