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    It is often said that Britain and America are "two nations divided by a common language".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hightower View Post
    But there's plenty of french/german words that have crept into our language over the years. What's so bad about Americans?!
    S chadenfreudebeing one of them

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    Quote Originally Posted by witch View Post
    Yes, I know but what I object to is the creeping Americanisms.
    That's like complaining about foreign food appearing in the country. An argument you will lose (as British food sucks, compared to world foods).

    And anyway, 'anonymise' is the French version of 'Anonymize' which has made its way into the British dictionary. So, blame the French, not the Yanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by witch View Post
    Is that even a word??? I feel very vomitised
    Anonymous is the adjective, anonymise is the verb to make something anonymous. The etymology of verbs being created from stems which, for all intentions, are those applied to adjectives or adverbs is nothing new. The stem is Greek, but with common late Latin use (ie post Roman Empire but being in consistent use and following linguistic rules of the language), likely to have been derived from the original Greek.

    Technically, the word follows the rules about the creation of verbs, is in common usage in both UK and US but is yet to appear in all common dictionaries, so can legitimately be questioned.

    To rephrase I could have put, "Will the data, should it be shared with agencies other than EduGeek Staff and EduGeek Mods, have selected sections removed to ensure anonymity to sources of information?" or perhaps, "The collected, consulted and amalgamated entries within the aforementioned survey will be generating, storing and providing significant sources of data ready for the perusal, contemplation, introspection and analysis by a wide and varied audience, from Staff and notables within the leading online community for IT Support through to a plethora of commercial companies, publicly funded bodies and academic researchers. The protection of both real and perceived identity, how localised the information may be and the relevance to sections of data may be to all audiences would be of more than passing interest."

    But I think I got it right first time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    That's like complaining about foreign food appearing in the country. An argument you will lose (as British food sucks, compared to world foods).

    And anyway, 'anonymise' is the French version of 'Anonymize' which has made its way into the British dictionary. So, blame the French, not the Yanks.
    It is more a case that the US version of creating the verb ends -IZE, but following UK rules (based on some 17th and 18th century French, but with a few irregularities from 14th variations if you follow the Cambridge Dictionary opinion rather than Oxford's opinion) it would end -ISE.

    Some might say that the US started it ... but if we are going to adapt the language to match then at least we do it following our own rules.

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