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Old 05-17-2006, 07:07 AM   #1
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Default Usage advice from 1940

This advice from Porter Perrin in 1940 may help explain how American English has diverged from British. It seems as if the English chose the opposite advice.
Give preference (1) to the more modern of two spellings of which both are supported by good usage, as “mold” rather than “mould”; (2) to American rather than British forms, as “traveler” rather than “traveller”; (3) to the simplest form that is accepted by those who use the word most, as “catalog” rather than “catalogue,” and even “sulfur” rather than spelling it “sulphur.”

— Quoted in an article in The Inland Printer, July 1940


   
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