This really annoys me. When installing a new program, you get language options. The default is always something called “US English”. Well, clearly that isn’t me. So invariably I take the trouble to change the default to the only other English option: something called “International English”.
International English? I’m not sure what that is. Nobody would ever describe themselves as an International English speaker – I certainly don’t. The word ‘international’ is actually being used here as a euphemism for ‘foreign’. US English is foreign to me, but I wouldn’t be inconsiderate enough to make any US English-speakers describe themselves as foreign.
Perhaps we should just call International English ‘English’. And make it the default. If anyone wants to specify a country they’re welcome to do so, but if not, just leave it plain and unqualified.