I’ve apparently become somewhat enamored with some bits of British grammar – it’s been slowly-but-surely taking over my writing. For instance, I’ve noticed that instead of using the word ‘whining’, it’s become ‘whinging’. ‘Humor’ becomes ‘humour’, ‘theater’ gets a slight rearrangement and becomes ‘theatre’. Of course, my spellchecker hates all these spellings, but I think they look more refined and elegant. There’s a certain classiness to them that appeals to me, and frankly, sometimes I think the British spellings make more sense. If nothing else, they _do_ occasionally help distinguish nuances of word definitions.
Now if I could just figure out how to imitate that dern British accent and pick up some more slang.