Stabroek News
July 27, 2001

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Dear Editor,

I refer to the article [ please note: link provided by LOSP web site ] by Mr Thakur on changing our spelling to the American way. Isn't it enough that our culture is already being shattered by the American influence? We play American sports instead of cricket, we are bombarded by American TV programmes instead of our own, our youths dress like they do, the Stabroek News and the Chronicle write Soccer instead of football- isn't that enough?

If his point should be taken then most of the English speaking world (majority speak British English) should change their spelling.

I think the writer has been brainwashed from watching too much TV or has been to the US too many times.

Yours faithfully,
Chris Prasad

Editor's note:
Soccer is an English alternative for football.