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]