Spelling in Australia

So just a quick entry about something I just stumbled upon. The spelling in Australia has been quite humourous sometimes to get used to.. for instance, I saw a sign saying: Warning, Police are now ticketing Kerb Crawlers. Meaning, cars that actually pull up on the curb.

However, tonight as I’m working on a group project, I used the word maneuver. Yet, my word processor highlighted it (as I’m in Australian mode) as it was misspelled. Apparently, the british spelling for maneuver outdoes any other spelling I’ve seen before (ok, foetus is a little interesting) but here it goes:

m a n o e u v r e

Impressive, isn’t it?

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