Friday, February 6, 2009
You're not in Manchester, mate
I just got an invitation from Nordstrom to experience the new MAC Cosmetics Hello Kitty collection. While Hello Kitty will undoubtedly merit its own rant at some point, I was more irked by the fact that I was invited to be “one of the first to see the looks, colours, and accessories of this exclusive limited-edition collection.” Um, colours? While I know that MAC was founded in Toronto, the last time I checked, this was the US of A and Ontario had not been joined the union as our 51st state.
What I'm trying to say is that your spelling don’t play here. Confused? Let me give you a little spelling lesson. It’s color, not colour; harbor, not harbour; analyze, not analyse; center, not centre; and theater, not theatre. Unless you are Hugh Bloody Grant, back away from the extra “u” and the “re”. If you don’t like the way Merriam-Webster and I spell, move to the UK or Canada and spend all your savings on an OED, you pretentious sot.
Get with the program(me) or I’m going to drive my fist into your Anglophile face and let your universal health care pick up the tab.
Are there any other Anglo-cized words that drive you batty?