Date: Sun, 14 Jan 1996 20:30:08 GMT From: Natalie Maynor 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]