Most Commonly Misspelled Words and their Common Misspellings

As we already know ‘gray’ is correct in the US and countries influenced by US English, and ‘grey’ is correct in the UK. All true, however ‘grey’ is also correct in Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and a whole host of other countries that are influenced by UK English. Often the substitution of a vowel or removal of a consonant will create spelling variations between the two.

Below we bring you a list of the most commonly misspelled words between US and UK English and their common misspellings.

UK
US
Grey
Gray
travelled
traveled
centre
center
theatre
theater
colour
color
labour
labor
defence
defense
jewellery
jewelry
kerb
curb
litre
liter
metre
meter
tyre
tire
aluminium
aluminum
neighbour
neighbor
aeroplane
airplane
carburettor
carburetor
fillet
filet
moustache
mustache
speciality
specialty
doughnut
donut
orientated
oriented
disorientated
disoriented
phoney
phony
plough
plow
sceptic
skeptic
sulphur
sulfur
vice
vise
cosy
cozy
chilli
chili

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