Sunday, May 29, 2011

Ever wonder why we spell things different in America than in England?

It is interesting to see many times how words are spelled in America, and yet they are spelled differently in other English speaking countries. It was due to the efforts of one man. Noah Webster created his dictionary in the United States and decided to "Americanize" the English language. He did it with many words. Just as a for instance the word color. That is how we spell it here in the USA, but how do we spell it in the English speaking world? Colour is the way it is done everywhere except here in the USA. So if you ever wondered why we spell things differently here than in the rest of the English speaking word, you now know. The language was Websterized.

Noah Webster