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Why Americans And The British Spell English Words Differently

Why Americans And The British Spell English Words Differently

Have you ever wondered why Americans and Brits spell English differently? How are colour and colour the same word? Centre and center? What’s up with that? It’s all thanks to Noah Webster (yeah, the Webster of Merriam-Webster). When America gained independence, Webster wanted to simplify unreasonable spellings that were handed…

Why Does The Letter Q Almost Always Go With U?

Why Does The Letter Q Almost Always Go With U?

The history of why ‘Q’ is almost always followed by ‘U’ is fascinating, and dates back to when the Normans invaded England in 1066. Before that, English didn’t even have a Q; it used “cw” to replicate the sound. After the invasion, though, the spelling of English was changed to…