What states have English as their official language?
Template:Official languages of U.S. states and territories
|since 2006, 1988 law ruled unconstitutional
What is the difference between British and American spellings of English?
Today’s British English spellings mostly follow Johnson’s A Dictionary of the English Language (1755), while many American English spellings follow Webster’s An American Dictionary of the English Language (“ADEL”, “Webster’s Dictionary”, 1828).
Why can’t webwebster spell it ‘American’ instead of ‘American’?
Webster picked his preferred forms (the former ones in each example above), justifying his choices in various ways, but partly on nationalist grounds: he wanted American spelling to be distinct from, and (in his opinion) superior to, British spelling. [ Why Can’t Germans Pronounce ‘Squirrel’?]
What is the difference between American and British English pretense?
American English has kept the Anglo-French spelling for defense and offense, which are defence and offence in British English. Likewise, there are the American pretense and British pretence; but derivatives such as defensive, offensive, and pretension are always thus spelled in both systems.
Who was the first person to differentiate between British and American spelling?
“In that sense Webster was the first to differentiate between British and American usage, and in that it was frequently he who chose the variant of two spellings in early nineteenth-century use which have subsequently been preferred in the United States, he can be said to have influenced the development of spelling.