MummuM answered Monday February 27 2006, 7:29 pm: Favorite and color are the American way of spelling those words. In Canada, it's favourite
and colour. Even though I'm Canadian, I always go with the American way of spelling it. So, either way is good. ♥ [ MummuM's advice column | Ask MummuM A Question ]
pequenoalmoco answered Sunday February 26 2006, 11:22 pm: Be careful - the words on the site given below are not entirely correct:
- in British English, we spell it argument too, not arguement.
- I have never spelt bank as banque, but this may be a different meaning.
- 'cheque' is the way of paying for something, otherwise the word is 'check', as in 'to check the answers'.
- when talking about a computer program, we tend to spell it the American way, it's only programme when talking about a TV show, or the booklet you get at the theatre when you go to see a play
- 'tyre' is the thing on a wheel of a car, otherwise the word is 'tire', as in 'to tire someone out'
- the past tense form of 'to light' is 'lit', just like in American English. We use 'lighted' when it is adjectival, e.g. the 'a lighted candle'.
It's a good site though - check this page out too: [Link](Mouse over link to see full location)
(again, some of the words listed on the American side are used in English, e.g. argument, can, cookie, corn, guy, napkin, nothing, overpass, pharmacist, rent, sausage (hardly anyone says banger!), sweater, truck.
tasuki answered Sunday February 26 2006, 7:58 pm: Colour is the British way, Color is American. Same with Favourite and Favorite. Both are correct. But you are much, much smarter than your spell check.
Read 'Ode to the Spell Checker' ([Link](Mouse over link to see full location)). Every word in that poem got past a spell check, but very few of them are used correctly (it may take you some time to read it--don't concentrate on what the words are, just read the sounds). So don't rely only on a spell check--mine tells me my last name should be Breezeway.
deathwillcome answered Sunday February 26 2006, 7:26 pm: It is the spell check on your comp. My computer says that they are right. All computers don't have the same words in their dictionary. When it does that, just put "at word" or "ignore all" if you can't add it, and it will stop. I hope that I helped, and remember that my inbox is always open. You don't have to rate, but it would be nice. Thanks! [ deathwillcome's advice column | Ask deathwillcome A Question ]
TimmyTM answered Sunday February 26 2006, 7:14 pm: Difference between traditional british spelling, and americanized spellings. Both are technically correct, as long as you're consistent about it in a piece of prose. (That is, doesn't matter in casual speech, but if you're using favorite and favourite interchangably in an essay, it's probably not a good thing.) [ TimmyTM's advice column | Ask TimmyTM A Question ]
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