MY letter is in response to J Hughes’ letter in the August 5 edition of your paper regarding use of the term, “train station” rather than “railway station”.

Actually, both are grammatically correct. They are examples of differences in dialect.

A grammatical error would be, for example, “I seen it, “ rather than “I saw it,” or “less people,” rather than, “fewer people.”

Just like the spelling of “neighbour” in British English and “neighbor” in American English do not constitute spelling errors, but merely correct spellings of the same word depending on which side of the pond you live.

As a British-American, I use both usages freely.

Languages are always growing and changing and various dialects and accents are not superior to one another. They reflect the vibrant world which we inhabit.

Many people would consider the word “automobile” a bit quaint, as “car” is the favoured/favored word nowadays.

The acceptance and tolerance of dialectal differences and various accents makes the world a better place.

So, to all of you, please enjoy the rest of the summer and your “staycation.”

Best regards,

Dr. Lynette E. Adams, Ph.D. (This is the “American way” of writing it)