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.

                                AMERICAN           BRITISH
                                economizer         economiser
                                edema              oedema
                                elite              ‚lite
                                emphasize          emphasise
                                employe            employee
                                enameled           enamelled
                                enameling          enamelling
                                enamor             enamour
                                enclosure          inclosure
                                encyclopedia       encyclopaedia
                                endeavor           endeavour
                                enology            oenology
                                enroll             enrol
                                enrollment         enrolment
                                ensorcell          ensorcel
                                ensure             insure
                                eon                aeon
                                equaled            equalled
                                equalizing         equalising
                                esophageal         oesophagal
                                esophagoscope      oesophagoscope
                                esophagus          oesophagus
                                estrous            oestrous
                                estrus             oestrous
                                etiology           aetiology
                                eulogize           eulogise

Of course, we might have completely ommitted few other words. We do appreciate notification of those words. Thank you for your interest.

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