Do computers cause sloppy writing?;In brief;News

24th December 1999 at 00:00
Of the Internet threatens to Americanise language in England, linguistic experts warn. Widespread use of the world wide web is leading to more Britons substituting "center" for centre, "program" for programme and "color" for colour, said John Simpson, chief editor of the Oxford English Dictionary. And the Prince of Wales told eight winners of a Gloucestershire letter-writing competition for schools that computers could tempt people into becoming "sloppy"writers.

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