Thursday, August 06, 2009

among and amongst

among and amongst are both the same word! i was wondering why we have both, and if one was not actually a real word (like irregardless) but it turns out amongst is used commonly in the UK and among is more common in the US. this is similar to many other words such as colour/color, shoppe/shop, etc. this pairing is notable because the two words are not only spelled differently, but pronounced differently.

can you think of any others like this? how about aluminum/aluminium?

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