>>As a UK English person, I'd say you were spot on. "Programme" for most
>>purposes (eg TV programmes, theatre programmes etc), but program (US
>>general spelling) is the norm for computer-related things.
>If you consult the OED, you'll find that the original spelling in UK
>was 'program' as it should be spelt from its Greek and Latin origins.
*Patsy and Edina mode ON* 
I'm a librarian, sweddie, I only do that kind of thing if I'm being
*paid* (don't even *open the cover* for less than UKP10,000).
Quote:>This was the spelling that the pilgrim fathers took to the US with
Kind of says it all...
Quote:>It was only in the late 19th century that the poms got a taste
>for the ponsified French way of spelling the word with the 'mme'.
We Europeans just have sooooo much more *style*, sweddie...
>historically and etymologically , 'program' is more correct.
But actually and contemporarily, only for computer things. Otherwise
"programme" it is...
Quote:><Now I duck>
But we *swan*, sweddie.
 Apologies to all those who haven't been exposed to the glories of
Absolutely Fabulous, to whom the above will possibly be
incomprehensible. Your loss, sweddies... :-)
(Please assume an enormous smiley in the above, before pressing the
trigger on that flame gun. Don't want any scorch marks on my
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