65. Hoisting the Standard

No, we are not talking about flying flags today. After a question in class, Peter asks Roger why many people still consider British English the only proper standard, despite the fact that there are a lot more American speakers of English.

Noah Webster
A Wikipedia article about the "father" of American English

The online dictionary in succession to Webster's original product

John Witherspoon
If you are familiar with actress Reese Witherspoon, read up on her ancestor here, who is mentioned in this episode and played an important role in the history of American English and also for the States themselves.

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