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What words do we use in the United States that are spelled differently from words used in the UK?


Besides spelling differences, are there words that we use differently or have a different context compared to words here in the States?

 

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Jaye Denman (JayeWisdom) says

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    Ann Carr (annart) 3 years ago

    'dear' is also a term of endearment in the UK. Just thought of another one - 'bonnet' of a car in the UK and 'hood' in the US (which is actually another article of headwear to us in the UK!). How complicated it gets!

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    Corey (cabmgmnt) 3 years ago

    These definitely help. The question came to mind when I noticed that jewelry was being spelled as jewellery in a Hub. I noticed that the writer was from the UK and it got me thinking....what else is different?


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    Ann Carr (annart) 3 years ago

    There are also loads of '-ise' words in English that are spelt '-ize' in the US, such as 'recognise'.

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