Monday, July 18, 2011

Jewelry vs. Jewellery

I learned something new today!

Over the weekend, my husband and I went to Panama, his home country, for a friend's wedding. On the plane ride there, I came across an ad for jewelry (see left) that had the word spelled as "jewellery." I was incredulous that a fine jewelry ad could misspell the word!

But then I cam home and did some research. Apparently, this is yet another British/American English difference. In the States, it is spelled jewelry. In the UK, it is spelled jewellery.

So, it would seem, we're safe. Jewelers still know how to spell. :)

A close-up of the not-actually-a-misspelling:

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