American and British English spelling differences
One difference is that some words that have 'er' at the end in the US have 're' at the end in the UK. Some examples of this are:
- center and centre
- theater and theatre
Another difference is that some words with 'or' at the end in the US have 'our' at the end in the UK. Some examples of this are:
- color and colour
- favor and favour
- glamor and glamour
- honor and honour
Another difference is words that have one 'l' in the US, but two in the UK.
- traveled/traveling/traveler and travelled/travelling/traveller
Another difference is the use of '-ize' or '-ization' in American English and '-ise' or '-isation' in British English. Some examples of this are:
- Realize and realise
- Organization and organisation
Notes[change | change source]
- In the US, theatre is sometimes used to mean stage performance, as opposed to a place where movies are shown.