Can You Pass This Very British Spelling Test?

By Heather Cahill on March 08, 2018

About This Quiz

You may have landed on this quiz because you are familiar with the subtle differences between British and American spelling, or you may have landed on this quiz just for fun. If you are familiar with the fact that the British, and some of the rest of the world, too, spell some words differently from those of us here in the United States, then this quiz is for you. But if you previously had no idea that there are, in fact, differences in spelling, don't let that scare you away. We're not talking about unidentifiable differences in language here, just a few... shall we say, "quirks," in spelling. In fact, once you see some of the differences, you'll not only likely be able to easily identify them, you'll also quickly remember that you have seen them before. So, of you've come across words such as "organisation," "colour," and "fibre," those aren't typos, they're just the British spellings of the words "organization," "color," and "fiber."

Whether you're a Yankee or a Brit, knowing about the differences across the pond will make you more culturally competent on its opposite shore. Take this quiz to find out if you can identify the difference between British and American spelling!


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