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Re: Decisions, decisons

Posted by RRC on March 25, 2008 at 19:51:

In Reply to: Re: Decisions, decisons posted by R. Berg on March 25, 2008 at 17:34:

: : : Is decision-taking just as acceptable as decision-making?
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: : The former has long been the British preference, and the latter the American, but television has melded them and now each may use either.

: "Now each may use either": When did that change occur? I missed the announcement. "Decision taking" still sounds foreign to me. ~rb (U.S.)

I agree. "Decision taking" is rare in the US. UK TV shows are not very commonly watched in the US, mostly segregated to BBC America cable channel (which is usually on the pay-more-than-the-minimum package) and late night PBS. If there's a really good UK show, we just make a horrible re-make of it instead of watching the real thing (e.g. Changing Rooms -> Trading Spaces).