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
                                M.S.               M.Sc.
                                macadamized        macadamised
                                magnetization      magnetisation
                                magnetizing        magnetising
                                magneto therapy    magnetotherapy
                                malleableizing     malleabilising
                                maneuver           manoeuvre
                                maneuvering        manoeuvring
                                market place       market-place
                                marvelous          marvellous
                                matchetes          machets
                                mausoleum          mauseoleum
                                meager             meagre
                                medieval           mediaeval
                                mementos           mementoes
                                menorrhea          menorrhoea
                                mercerizing        mercerising
                                metacenters        metacentres
                                metalizing         metallising
                                meter              metre
                                millenium          millennium
                                mineralization     mineralisation
                                minimizing         minimising
                                misdemeanor        misdemeanour
                                misjudgment        misjudgement
                                miter              mitre
                                modeled            modelled
                                modeler            modeller
                                modernize          modernise
                                mold               mould
                                molded             moulded
                                molding            moulding
                                molds              moulds
                                moldy              mouldy
                                mollusks           molluscs
                                molt               moult
                                mom                mum
                                monolog            monologue
                                monopolize         monopolise
                                multicolor         multicolour
                                mustache           moustache

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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