Scripting for Fun and Passion

Word Press Spell Checker and the American Influence

British English or American English? Carrying the colonial legacy of British, we mostly speak British English but there are more speakers of American English and over time our English is getting mixed up. T’s are disappearing in interested and extra t’s are appearing in party, color is winning over colour, defense over defence, center over centre, dialog over dialogue…the list is endless. The red lines below all these British spellings in the WP editor just show that WordPress is an American product. Variation in pronunciation doesn’t help the matter. Anyway, to keep things simple, we should stick to one form of English.


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