It's always going to be a word or so different no matter how we do it. Knowing of the situation GM Brian Dodson removed the DI's in 2006 so things could regroup and get it together. It did help but no matter what system written or verbal words will be dropped or changed by accident. This is where the mass of your proficient Brothers come into play. Putting your heads together can and will make a difference in your lodge and this is a good place to start. Having regular study nights in your lodge on degrees and the rituals will increase every ones knowledge and also strengthens fellowship. I never tell a Brother he is wrong but inform him that's not the way I have it. How we handle situations also can increase fellowship with that all important Peace and Harmony.
Brother Ray, I for one do not see where RW Dodson's move made any diffrence. There are still some DI's out there who have problems with an A Certificate Exam. Being that the gross number of people who are even intrested in obtaining an A Certificate continues to dwindle each year it wont be too terribly long before there wont be anyone to keep each of our lodges even close to the way that the COW teaches it.
I also say that Practice for the sake of practice is counter productive and can do more harm than good. If the group is not practicing their work using the correct form and verbage, then guess what? Their work will most likely never be correct. They may get very proficient with their own ritual, but will it be the way that the Committee on Work teaches it? In the end we will have a multitude of stand alone little Grand Lodges of "anywhere " with their own ritual.