Spelling in Canada (Was: Re: Modeling or modelling? (OO))

Subject: Spelling in Canada (Was: Re: Modeling or modelling? (OO))
From: Penny Staples <pstaples -at- AIRWIRE -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 15 Oct 1997 08:27:20 -0500

At school, I was taught that the British spelling is
preferred here (e.g., "colour" rather than "color", "centre"
rather than "center"), but that American spelling is
also considered acceptable. We get a lot of printed
material from the US, so we tend to see a lot of the
American versions of words.

If I'm writing specifically for a Canadian audience,
I use the British/Canadian spelling of words. If I'm
writing for a mixed Canadian/American audience,
I use the American spellings (most Canadians are
used to seeing both spellings; most Americans aren't).

Regards,

Penny Staples
pstaples -at- airwire -dot- com

(Winnipeg, Manitoba -- Canada)
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> From: Fabien Vais <phantoms -at- POP -dot- TOTAL -dot- NET>
> To: TECHWR-L -at- LISTSERV -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU
> Subject: Re: Modeling or modelling? (OO)
> Date: October 15, 1997 5:31 AM
>
> Does anyone know if Canada "always" chooses the American spelling of
words,
> or do we sometimes choose the American, and sometimes the British
spelling?
> As if the differences between American and British spelling wasn't
enough,
> we also have to know which of the two Canada chooses!!!Aarrggh! Viva
Esperanto!
>
> Fabien Vais
>
> >Diane.Burke wrote:
> >>Modelling is Canadian spelling; modeling is American spelling. Many
> >>words with double Ls fit this model - but obviously not the word
spelling.
>

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