Steve, I'm 41, and had always used -ise, until I read that -ize is (believe it or not) the correct english ending. If anything, it is -ise that is becoming the standard (viz the Times). My (1988) Oxford Paperback doesn't even list organise, although organize is there.
Originally posted by stevey
ooh no !!!! theyve got you too !!!!!!
don't tell me youre a organize, realize, socialize person too !!!!!
oxford dictionaries allow organize AND organise !!
but the older dictionaries, and as i was taught at school, its organise only......the z is a relatively recent Americanism corruption !!! its WON !! all kids now use the z !!! the z is now official English !!!! :)
actually, no it isn't, i'm reading The Times, and every word is organise, organisation, realise, conceptualise.......the s is definitely 'proper' English, the z is also allowed though...
ps how old are you ??????