Date: Sun, 14 Jan 1996 20:30:08 GMT
From: Natalie Maynor maynor[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]RA.MSSTATE.EDU
Subject: Re: Commonly misspelled words
"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?
Yes. I'd say it's second only to "judgement" among British spellings that
are becoming American spellings. It's easy to understand why the British
spelling of "judgement" is becoming the norm here -- it's more consistent
with our rules. I don't know why "theatre" is moving in.
--Natalie (maynor[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]ra.msstate.edu)