Brits and Americans speak the same language, but our words aren’t always spelled the same. The reason being (the short story) is that prior to dictionaries, there was no standardized spelling for the English language. Noah Webster’s An American Dictionary of the English Language was published in 1828, which veered away from some British spellings. You may notice this when emailing or Facebooking with a British friend. It’s funny when someone might correct you saying, “Check? No, it’s cheque.” Well, actually, it’s both. It just depends where you are. Let’s take a peek at some of the differences with the British spelling listed first!