Are you a bit of an Anglophile? Take this quiz to find out if you can recognize the difference between American and British writing.
Huh? The difference between American and British writing? Isn't it all English. Well, although it is all certainly English, there is a difference between American and British writing. It's not just all in the accent, either (that's a whole other topic... and quiz subject).
One of the primary differences between American and British writing is the use of "s" in the place of "z" in some instances. For instance, where we Americans write "organize," a Brit would write "organise." Looks weird, we know, and your spell check program would probably explode if you tried to write the word that way (believe it or not, there is a setting in most spell check programs that allows for variations of English). However, writing this word, and many others with an "s" instead of a "z" is considered correct in England, and in many other countries, for that matter. In fact, some people insist that we Americans should also use an "s" instead of a "z" in the same instances, but we won't go into the politics of the matter here.
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