Books can be purchased cheaper online from overseas and it is increasingly common that books printed in American spelling
are finding their way into schools without anyone realising they are different.
This online dictionary features Oxford definitions of words, along with advice on correct grammar, British spelling and American spelling
, and punctuation, plus guidelines to help people to improve their English usage.
Through his American Spelling
Book (the "Blue-Backed Speller"), which taught five generations of American schoolchildren how to read, he was the proper father of civics, who confidently declared that his reader, devoid of religious writings but enriched by the tracts of Tom Paine and the abolitionists, would replace the Bible as the book from which young Americans would read aloud.
In the Calgary Herald report, Barber is quoted as saying, "More than 90 per cent of Canadians polled recently believe that Canadian spelling is threatened by American spelling
British and American spelling
reform societies still appear periodically; this century has witnessed protesters' placards at the National Spelling Bee proclaiming, "Enuf is Enuf.
Too much mathematical rigor teaches rigor mortise," he says, complete with American spelling
Many available teaching programme materials sourced from overseas tend to feature American spelling
, and highlight cultural settings and teaching styles not suited to current British classroom practice.
A TECHNICAL committee of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) (NOTE USES AMERICAN SPELLING
FOR NAME) is undertaking an intense work programme to develop global standards for intelligent transport systems.
Grammatical mistakes are numerous, such as some American spelling
, poor sentence structure, incorrect inventors names apart from some completely wrong facts.
The journal there is an American journal, thus the American spelling
of the word in question had been used.
And we use the American spelling
- skeptic - because, in the States, the word isn't as strongly linked to cynicism.
Other big-sellers include the American Spelling
Book by Noah Webster, published in 1783, and The Guinness Book of Records.
It would have got five bacon rashers, but I deducted one for them using the incorrect American spelling
It was titled - in his American spelling
- Bag of Donuts.
This book has been published with an international audience in mind, however it is a little annoying as an Australian reader of an Australian book to encounter American spelling
and explanations focused on an American, rather than a general global audience.