Date: Sat, 13 Jan 1996 11:12:56 -0600
From: "Charles F Juengling (Fritz Juengling)" juen0001[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]GOLD.TC.UMN.EDU
Subject: Re: Commonly misspelled words
The above words are all spelled differently on U.S. soil from the
British pronunciation. Growing up in Canada I was in contact with both,
and it confused the hell out of me.
The correct American spelling:
My initial reaction for 'ise' in realise was that it's not right. Sure
nuff-- the AHD has only 'realize.'
Your inclusion of 'center' is an interesting one. I have observed that
'centre' is becoming much more commonly used, esp. if it appears in a name,
such as "the Evergreen Centre" (a shopping center). I've noticed it from
the Twin Cities to Salem, Ore. There is even a sign on the freeway in some
LITTLE town in South Dakota which directs you to the "City Centre" (As far
as I could tell, it was not part of a name, but actually the middle of the
"Theatre" is another word in which 're' seems to be spreading. I think I
now see 're' more than 'er' in this word.
has anyone else noticed this?
U of MN