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Dialling Edit

Hey thanks for reverting my 4 hours of work, DIALLING is the correct spelling, don't believe me, go here and also here.. notice how the wiki page is redirected to the CORRECT spelling, and how google doesn't ask "Did you mean 'Dialing'"? Yeah thanks alot. Oh and also look here. No definitions of dialing were found in English User:Jenkins08/sig - - 04:49, December 5, 2009 (UTC)

My spell check says dialing is correct. Dictionary.com says that both spellings are correct. It's a cultural thing... it really doesn't matter how it's spelled. So, no need to do any mass correcting for it.—Anubis 10545 (talk) (Contribs) 04:56, December 5, 2009 (UTC)
Actually it's not, that's not just because i'm Australian aswell, i used American google and American wiki to prove my point here. I could of changed things like "realization" in the articles because it's spelt with an "S" in my country, but out of fear of people reverting my edits, i left everything as its American spelling, but "Dialling" with 2 L's is the international English way of spelling it. Same goes for "Dialled" User:Jenkins08/sig - - 04:59, December 5, 2009 (UTC)
Then what about this... and this: dialing Google search. Also, my Webster's dictionary... a book... spells it with 1 "L". We will leave everything as it is. People can spell it however they want, but let's not make edits just for the purpose of changing the spelling of that word.—Anubis 10545 (talk) (Contribs) 05:08, December 5, 2009 (UTC)
Ok agreed. But just to clarify, i grabbed this from a grammatical pronunciation website;
"The official requirements are that we ‘double a single consonant letter at the end of any base where the preceding vowel is spelled with a single letter and stressed’."
―Pronunciation
Also about half the websites i read are saying that with the double L it's the Brittish way of spelling it, that's not what i was taught in school. I was taught that, obviously worlds like "Realization" are spelt with an "S" in Brittish english, most American english spelt with a "Z" become "S" where doubling a single consonant letter to the end of a "-ed" or "-ing" have many exceptions, one being "Dialling" and the opposite being "Doubled". I accept that the changed he made were cultural, i just wish that he, including other people (like Jaymach) would talk about the reverts instead of just doing it the easy way and pressing "Undo" because i was a bit shocked when i woke up this morning and found my nights work basically reverted back User:Jenkins08/sig - - 05:11, December 5, 2009 (UTC)
I'm a grammar Nazi. In the course of my edits, I sometimes change "s" to "z", but it is never my sole reason for editing the page and it's completely a personal preference. In Canada, we have a real bastardization of British and American English and switch between both freely. For instance, "dialling" and "realize" both look more right to me. One is British, one is American. This a very multicultural wiki...hell...we're in two different continents having this conversation. Anyways, don't believe everything you were taught in school. I specifically remember feeling betrayed when I learned my teachers had lied, teaching me a kitten died every time I started a sentence with "And". MolocKal'el T | C - 05:20, December 5, 2009 (UTC)
Haha well said... I was the same, beginning a sentence with "And" used to get me alot of failed English subjects... I don't believe everything i was taught in school, i just thought English would be one of those exceptions, guess you can't really rely on that information either... Another example i see everywhere is "traveled", in Australia it's spelt with a double L, but the singular L looks more correct to me, i guess i'm just used to seeing American spelling everywhere and being corrected by Americans everywhere. User:Jenkins08/sig - - 05:41, December 5, 2009 (UTC)
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