Date: Fri, 12 Jan 1996 16:40:27 -0800 From: Chris Coolidge Subject: Re: Commonly misspelled words > 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? > > Charlotte Thomas > Snail mail: > CECTAL > Department of English Language and Linguistics > University of Sheffield > Sheffield > UK > > email: > EGP95CMT[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] > 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: color center organise rumor armor realise