By holly - 18/07/2010 14:18 - Germany
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I know how that is. i play drums, but there's a baby next door, so I have to stop early :P and a few years ago I played baritone (like a little tuba) which annoyed the fudge out of everyone. Hell, I even stopped practising at all after a while so I wouldn't be noisy :/ sounds sad looking back..
Everywhere the Queen's English is spoken, including European nations where it is a common second language, practice is the noun and practise the verb. Therefore, OP was completely correct in her use of the word "practising." You could have determined this with a basic Google search before opening your mouth (figuratively speaking, of course). Really, as an American, I wish more Americans would learn to read old books and would not say anything on any sort of international forum (including the internet) until they've actually acquired something of an education (by which I do not mean the fluff that passes for education in public schools here, but rather real learning from the words of great intellectuals and scholars). You'll just embarrass yourselves. It's idiots like you who make the idiots in Europe assume they are better than we, when in fact most Americans are actually fairly intelligent. And not ignorant of foreign spelling. I'm sure you're a nice person and all that, but please use Google before making us all sound like xenophobic fools.
I'm a string player myself, go to your local music store and ask for a practice mute.