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I work in an English teaching environment with teachers from many different nationalities; UK, US, Canada, RSA, Australia, New Zealand... there is disagreement amongst my peers about the correctness of the word "candies". Could anybody elucidate on this topic? —This comment was unsigned.

I think I had a conversation with Hippietrail (an Australian) a couple years ago about it, resulting in the overly-simple "US" tag being applied. At that time, we didn't have as strong an inclination to adding "Usage notes" to terms differing from region to region. There might be more discussion at sweet or sweets (or rather, talk:sweet/talk:sweets.) Or perhaps confectionary?
Sorry, I know it was discussed at length, somewhere, but I don't recall where. The main difference that started the conversation (IIRC,) was cotton candy vs. fairy floss vs. candy floss vs. something else. Such conversations preceded the US/UK tagging we use now, by a year or two. --Connel MacKenzie 14:47, 26 April 2007 (UTC)
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