Beginners Guide to De-centering the USA in Your Writing:
• Prefer metric and SI units.
• Specify all units, including currency (“$5.00 USD” instead of just “$5.00”).
• Use “USA” as a descriptor instead of “American” when you actually mean “from the USA” and not “from North America or South America”.
• Don’t assume your experiences are universal.

@Sapphicgiraffic also in international groups/boards, I sometimes get advice like "you can get that at Sally's" or people get upset when I'm not using both cm & inch or °C/°F while they never add both.

I would really appreciate it if more people followed your advice and not think only people from outside the US need to say what country they live in and also not automatically assume the person they talk/write to is US-american too.


@Virelai @Sapphicgiraffic

Also: use the Oxford English Dictionary (en-GB-oed) spellings (which is the official English spelling in the United Nations) when anticipating a global audience.

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