Alternative spellings

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Audiendus
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Alternative spellings

Postby Audiendus » Thu Mar 07, 2019 12:26 am

Below are some alternative spellings. For each pair, which one do you prefer?

In some cases, the older spelling (given first) has largely been replaced by the newer one; in other cases, the two forms co-exist. There may be differences between British and American usage.

barbecue/barbeque
doughnut/donut
mike (microphone)/mic
fair (market)/fayre*
fare (food)/fayre*
fount (typeface)(pronounced 'font')/font

*Archaic spelling, recently revived in UK

Does anyone have other examples of alternative spellings? Do you spell any words differently from the way you used to? Do you stubbornly cling to any obsolescent spellings?

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