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  • "[R]ebel colonials in America have gotten a
    little out of control, and are creating spelling
    confusion and inconvenience "
    That 'gotten' is surely an Americanism, isn't it.

    In British English it would be 'got.' No?
    • While I may aim for British English, I write in Australian :)

      I suspect gotten has seeded a bit too hard here to be removed.

      Certainly in my town anyway.
      • Got, got, gotten are lazy words. They are used when the speaker/writer can't think of a better word. Or so said my grade two primary school teacher.

        She said that you can always find a better formulation that doesn't used them.

        "[R]ebel colonials in America are a
        little out of control"

        "[R]ebel colonials in America have gone a/become
        little out of control"

        Something like that.