Spelling Variations between American Spelling
and British Spelling
Spelling Variations between American Spelling and British Spelling :
The Internet is a worldwide medium, and to our pleasure, surfers from
around the globe access our pages daily. Often, they find the same word
is spelled differently throughout this site. The same word can even be
spelled differently on the same page! Some users become upset about our
spelling. They ask us why we spell the words on our pages the way we do.
Our answer is this. When preparing entries for our pages, we use the
spelling of words that each individual contributor uses. That's because
people spell the same word differently in different parts of the world.
We do hope you find this a reasonable explanation. We do not intend to
offend anyone's sensibilities over this point.
When this page was originally published, it contained about 200 words. Most
of the words were about work and organizations. Over time, our spelling word
list has been expanded to include words from many sources. People refer to
our word list to help themselves with spelling difficulties of all kinds, not
just labour related word problems.
Below, we present a list of spelling variations that appear in the English
language. There are over 450 entries in this listing. Looking at the pairs
of words will you give an idea of the same word spellings in use. Other sites
present web pages that contain a list of rules, variants, exceptions and
the like to help writers to remember how to spell a particular word. Other pages
provide guidelines about how to spell in an American style and how to spell
in a British style. This list is simply a column of word pairs and we've found
it easier just to look up the spelling variations.