Hi my name is Alex, I currently live in New Zealand, I'm born here and bred here, I am of Chinese descent, don't mistake me, I speak perfect English, I'm only 14, but don't think I'm stupid, rap and hip hop is my choice of music and yeah :X -- This topic is indeed about English. Being born and bred in New Zealand has set in a list of words that should be spelt a certain way, of course New Zealand used to be a colony of the United Kingdom, we are now independent, with our own culture, government, traditions, and of course dialect of English. I fully back anything British, call me an Anglophile, but I don't really care, I'm sure you've all heard of British English and American English? Well, I don't like how American English is quickly taking over the world, through the internet, it is fuelling the foreign people with what I consider incorrect English, British English is barely making a dent, even the British are converting! The American English is simplified, you Americans spell what should be colour, color and what should be centre, center, frankly it doesn't look too correct to me I do recognise other people's point of view. But hell, what can I say? The world is becoming Americanised. Through the internet people in New Zealand are starting to spell American, let me remind everyone, we are not American, for the last 150 years, New Zealand has been spelling British, but I guess every country is becoming Americanised, especially in high density areas like Japan and China. So what do you guys think eh?