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Articles Tagged 'spelling'


10 Lesser-Known British and American Spelling Differences

Ask most Brits and Americans to compile a list of spelling differences between their two nations and—more often than not—comparisons such as color/colour, theater/theatre, and meter/metre will land among the three most common suggestions. However, the disparity between British and American spellings reaches far beyond these oft-cited examples, to the point that some variations go […]


Keira Knightley Clarifies the Origin of Her Name

Keira Knightley is a regular on the Anglophenia blog, and whenever her name pops up, it’s best practice to double, even triple, check the spelling before publishing, because that sneaky spell check may go ahead and “fix” it. Typically, in both American and British spelling, the rule is “I comes before E unless followed by C.” […]