I’m referring to a journalist on the BBC News website whose article I read a few weeks ago.
Regular readers of this blog will know I have a bee in my bonnet about the Americanisation (yes, that’s with an S not a Z) (and yes that’s Z pronounced ‘zed’ not ‘zee’!) of UK English.
‘Pled’ simple isn’t a word in this country, so stop it.
Another example I’ve come across more than once on the BBC since reading that is people meeting with others. In America, Joe meets with Bill, but here Joe merely meets Bill.
And finally, BBC, before I go off to take my blood pressure medication and have a lie down, in Britain we say shedule not skedule!