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Why did Americans change the spelling of common English words like colour, flavour and honour?

Over the last 10 years, I have increasingly been forced to spell common words incorrectly. This is most obvious when specifying a colour when using HTML or CSS, and being forced to type color instead. There seems to be a trend for words that contain OU to be rewritten, removing the U from the spelling of the word. Honour, flavour, favourite etc, but leaving it for words such as flour and hour. Why is this?

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Me Consule says

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Helen (brightforyou) says

6 years ago
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