Debate: American English as a Universal Standard?
How do you feel about American English being adopted as the standard for the English-speaking world?
Well, The Economist often hosts online debates with two well-known experts arguing for and against a motion proposed by the magazine. Right now, (or rather, beginning yesterday) the editors put forward this motion: “This house believes that the English-speaking world should adopt American English.”
Interesting, right? So check it out for yourself:
Opening statements are good place to get the gist of the arguments.
I suggest you be fair, and give both the Pro and the Con an honest chance to win your opinion … then come back here and comment to let us know what you think.