Jack Shalom wrote:Or a Brazilian telling someone from Portugal they're speaking Portuguese Portuguese?
Look up "Portuguese Portuguese" in the Merriam-Webster dictionary. It doesn't exist. Yet "British English" does. Again, language is not a strictly consistent system of logical imposed rules.
Yessir. As mentioned previously in this thread, language is communication, and there are times when differentiating a speaker's country is useful. My computer often asks me which version of English I wish to use.
And in a nominal attempt to stay on topic; I carry my pocket-sized version of Erdnase nearly everywhere.