Judgement or Judgment

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Judgement or Judgment :

In Great Britain and many of its former colonies, “judgement” is still the correct spelling; but ever since Noah Webster decreed the first E superfluous, Americans have omitted it.

Many of Webster’s crotchets have faded away (each year fewer people use the spelling “theater,” for instance); but even the producers of Terminator 2:

Judgment Day chose the traditional American spelling.

If you write “judgement” you should also write “colour.”

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