Whenever I write something in Word, it will still usually suggest several spelling changes where I have used centre or some other version with which the US spell-checker is unfamiliar.
I notice from that invaluable resource that Melvil Dewey – spelling reformer as well as library innovator – is responsible for the shortened catalog as opposed to long catalogue.
He suggested spelling his own name Dui. I have suggested that we call WebDewey Gui Dui. Nobody seems to think it is a very good idea …
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