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Colour or color?

Goku99821

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As you are probably aware different countries use slightly different spellings for commonly used terms. As a result, you should make sure that the spelling you are using coincides with the origin of the work/article.

The major differences in spellings are between the UK and the US. For example:

UK - colour
US - color

A previous post outlined the differences used in words in that some countries will have totally different words for the same product. This is different in that they are pronounced the same but spelt differently.

Can you give any more examples?
 

Rafiki

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I think "aluminum" is the US version

The UK version is "aluminium"

I think that's the right way round anyway it's a type of metal.
 

Liam

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Colour is British but I spell it the American way. Living in England it's not helpful, you should see the number of corrections and red marks I have in my English book.
 

Alex

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Color is the 'US English' spelling

Colour is the 'British English' spelling

I use which ever fits my mood.
 

Zirkon Kalti

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