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st0nes (January 26, 2016, 17:03:48 PM):
The South African Pocket Oxford Dictionary gives preference to the spelling with a z, but with the s as an alternative. I guess Project Gutenberg should then spell it with an s if the source is English. ;D
Depends entirely on how the original author spelt it. It would only be changed if the spelling was inconsistent, in which case the post-processor would choose one spelling or the other, and include a transcriber's note to point out the changes.
Hermes (January 26, 2016, 18:05:59 PM):
St0nes, what I should have mentioned from the start is that I hold Project Gutenberg in very high regard and merely raising a few small points. I am pleased to learn that you are involved in editing there - it's a noble occupation. I often make use of this excellent source of literature.

As far as the spelling of Americanis(/z)e is concerned, one may take the view that the future tense is with an s, the past tense with a z and the present tense debatable! >:D

brianvds (January 27, 2016, 15:47:12 PM):
One I forgot to mention, but that is required reading for everyone: "The Black Swan," by Nassim Nicholas Taleb. He neatly shows how more or less everything we think we know is nonsense. :-)
Rigil Kent (January 27, 2016, 18:06:49 PM):
Faerie I think you'll enjoy the psychological thriller Mice by Gordon Reese. It has lots of displaced revenge in it which I found toe-curlingly good.

I picked up a copy at the Crazy Store (do you have them up country?) for next to nothing. If you can't get hold of the book PM me your postal address.

Faerie (January 28, 2016, 07:12:50 AM):
Thanks Rigil, found it on Loot, so no worries.

@brianvds, have you read Antifragile? It appears to be a follow on to The Black Swan and I've plonked it on my wishlist once I've read The Black Swan.

Boogie, I've ordered the lot (Gladwell), I've got one of his books at home but for the life of me cannot remember which one but the subject matter appeals to me so I've gone whole hog.... :)

Some Happy reading laying ahead for me!


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