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    Brittish vs American spelling

    I have a couple of questions concerning Brittish vs American spelling;

    summarize or summarise: is the -is-form the correct Brittish spelling, or does it matter?

    vulcanization or vulcanisation (or maybe curing?): which is the correct Brittish spelling? (it is a term within rubber manufacturing)

    sulfur or sulphur?

    Your help is appreciated!

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    Re: Brittish vs American spelling

    Quote Originally Posted by ankawik View Post
    I have a couple of questions concerning Brittish vs American spelling;

    summarize or summarise: is the -is-form the correct Brittish spelling, or does it matter?

    vulcanization or vulcanisation (or maybe curing?): which is the correct Brittish spelling? (it is a term within rubber manufacturing)

    sulfur or sulphur?

    Your help is appreciated!
    Ankawik,

    American spelling would be 'vulcanization', 'summarize', and 'sulphur'.

    Cheers,
    Amigo


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    Re: Brittish vs American spelling

    cf Merriam Webster:

    The spelling sulfur predominates in United States technical usage, while both sulfur and sulphur are common in general usage. British usage tends to favor sulphur for all applications. The same pattern is seen in most of the words derived from sulfur


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    Re: Brittish vs American spelling

    So the correct Brittish spelling is 'summarise' and 'vulcanisation'?


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    Smile Re: Brittish vs American spelling

    In my opinion, you have spelt them correctly.

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    Re: Brittish vs American spelling

    So the correct Brittish spelling is 'summarise' and 'vulcanisation'?

    Yes.

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