Date: Fri, 12 Jan 1996 15:32:32 -0600 From: "Charles F Juengling (Fritz Juengling)" Subject: Re: Commonly misspelled words? >Charlotte Thomas notes the following: > >>There are numerous words which I frequently find to be misspelled. I >>have noticed this in official publications as well as more casual >>writings too, which is surprising. Among these are: >>colour >>centre >>organize >>rumour >>armour >>realize >> >>There seems to be an interesting tendency for Americans to make these >>misspellings. Maybe Americans are just generally bad spellers. It may >>be genetic. Had anybody got any other possible suggestions for why >>this might be? >> >Now ain't that funny. I thought it was British spellers that were (perhaps >even genetically) malformed. I notice they always spell these words wrong: >theater (the spell it -re) >judgment (they use a extra 'e') >tire (they use a 'y' [!]) Dennis you forgot this monstrosity (is that spelled right?)-- GAOL! For those of you who don't know what that is, it's where the Brits put their criminals to keep 'em off the streets. BTW, has anybody noticed that the British are always using the wrong words? For example, they always say 'got' when they mean 'have' as in "Had [sic] anybody got any other...." Fritz J Fritz Juengling U of MN