British people: On Y!A, do you "correct" your spelling to American English?

I was just answering a question and it asked my to change "realise" to "realize". I ain't gonna be part of this SYSTEM.

So, do you "correct" your spelling?



* asked me to

12 Answers

  • 7 years ago
    Favorite Answer

    No not my fault America is full of immigrants who can't speak English

  • 6 years ago

    I am a highly qualified native speaking teacher of English. I would always ignore 'spell checker' as it is based on american English and not standard English spelling and grammar. Use whatever version of English you are most comfortable with, but be consistent and do not swop about within the same piece of writing. That's what I advise my students to do.

    To Dorothy - Yes, it does matter!

    Source(s): Retired English teacher to british school pupils and foreign language students learning English.
  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    No, the English language was in England before America was even established as a country.

  • 7 years ago

    I'm not from Britain but really, why would anyone do that? You're from where you're from, you don't have to change your spellings/terms for the benefit of others. For example, just because there's some Brits on this site doesn't mean I'm gonna change my term of "shopping cart" to "trolley."

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  • ?
    Lv 7
    7 years ago

    Mum is spelled Mom

  • 7 years ago

    Nope. I can't stand it generally.


  • 7 years ago


    But does it really matter?

  • Graham
    Lv 6
    7 years ago


  • Aaron
    Lv 4
    7 years ago

    Yes cause 'Murrica

  • 7 years ago

    i don't correct it if i don't care to...

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