Which is the more 'superior' and more 'correct' English Spelling - Color or Colour ?

Organize or Organise ?

travelling or traveling ?

12 Answers

  • 2 months ago

    Whichever you like the most.

    In English, several words have different spellings according to the dialect or country. So in the UK people spell "colour" and "centre" while in the US they spell "color" and "center".

    I'd say you should pay attention to these words and use the same spelling system (either British or American) while writing a formal text.

  • 2 months ago

    Depends on what country you're in. If you're in Great Britain, you would spell it "colour" and if in the United States, "color." Outside of that, neither is more superior over the other. American English and British English are essentially two different languages in that respect.

  • 2 months ago

    KaleyK is correct 

  • Zac Z
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Spelling is a convention; it has changed over time.

    In American English color/organize/traveling is correct, in most other variants (British, Canadian, Australian, South African) it's colour/organise/travelling.

    There's no such thing as "superior" in linguistics.

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  • John P
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    The "ou" spelling for many words such as 'colour' and 'honour' was brought into British English by people with too much time on their hands and too much regard for Latin or French models of language! Shakespeare used 'honor'.

    As endings '-ise' and '-ize' exist in British English, but '-ize' is much more usual in American English.

    Single 'L' as in 'traveling' is American.

  • 2 months ago

    There is UK spelling, and there is US spelling. Each is perfectly correct in its own context. Neither is superior or more correct.

    I will just add, however, that "color" is how the word is spelt in the original Latin. Also favor, labor etc. The "u" was added to English via mediaeval French, and was then removed by Mr Webster when he was working on his American dictionary.So you COULD argue that the Americans are spelling color, labor, favor etc correctly and we British aren't. But that would be a silly and childish argument, as so much of our spelling is the result of foreign influences that have nothing to do with rules or reason.

    PS "Superior" is already a comparative. You can't say "more" superior any more than you can say "more" better.

  • 2 months ago

    Neither is "superior" [there's no "more" superior].  British spelling and American spelling are not always the same.  Neither is "more correct."

  • snafu
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    As I’m English - colour.

  • 2 months ago

    neiher,if you ask an idian it will be




  • rodcom
    Lv 6
    2 months ago

    That cannot be answered because you did not say in which country you are going to be using those words.

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