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
- north westLv 57 years agoFavorite Answer
No not my fault America is full of immigrants who can't speak English
- SusannaLv 65 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.
- Anonymous7 years ago
No, the English language was in England before America was even established as a country.
- Fluffy ChickenLv 67 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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- toughastruckLv 77 years ago
Mum is spelled Mom
- Captain SmartassLv 77 years ago
Nope. I can't stand it generally.
- Here’s Georgie?Lv 77 years ago
But does it really matter?
- GrahamLv 67 years ago
- AaronLv 47 years ago
Yes cause 'Murrica
- livewire9Lv 77 years ago
i don't correct it if i don't care to...