Date: Sat, 13 Jan 1996 11:12:56 -0600 From: "Charles F Juengling (Fritz Juengling)" 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: >color >center >organise >rumor >armor >realise 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 town.) "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? Fritz J Fritz Juengling U of MN