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    "to reason" (for and) "against reading"...

    I've just begun re-reading L.L.L.
    Also begun feeling my way around here.

    Have some comments which maybe I can get some responses for.

    To begin with, should the spelling remain "labour" and not be chnaged to "labor" in a new reading?

    The "our" spelling will not match the way the word is spelt in the newspaper.

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    "Two nations divided by a common language". Shaw
    AE and BE are variants of the same language and do not (yet) require translation one from the other. If I were quoting an AE text, I would retain the AE spelling. Conversely, BE spellings should be retained by AE quoters.
    A translation from one language to another obviously demands substitution. eg the German for "Sonnet" is "Sonett".
    I find the apostrophe in "Labour's" annoying, however. It was probably a printer's error and has been retained ever since.

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