These differences became noticeable after the publishing of influential dictionaries.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).What a Busy Day A Student Credit Card A Healthy Lifestyle A Hiking Family A Story to Remember Airline Safety Back to School Supplies Baking Cookies Barbecue Party Breakfast Recipes Budget Hotel Rooms Bus Trip Car Rental Career Search College Majors College Roommates College Textbooks Computer Sales Dinner Time Driver's License Emergency Call Exercise Program English Language Center Great Apartment Living Grocery Shopping Haven't We Met Before?Identity Theft Japanese Public Bath Just a Haircut, Please!For instance, some spellings seen as "American" today were once commonly used in Britain and some spellings seen as "British" were once commonly used in the United States.A "British standard" began to emerge following the 1755 publication of Samuel Johnson's A Dictionary of the English Language, and an "American standard" started following the work of Noah Webster and in particular his An American Dictionary of the English Language, first published in 1828.Job Hunting Job Interview Landscaping Secrets Movie Review Personal Problems Professional Babysitting Rental Shop (Version A) School Report Security Systems Store Returns Suicide Prevention Summer Camp Taxi Ride (Difficult) Telemarketing The Ideal Woman Towing Service Trivia Game Show Utah Travel Ad Video Game Systems Wedding Anniversary Wedding Plans Where's the movie theater?Many of the differences between American and British English date back to a time when spelling standards had not yet developed.
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Webster's efforts at spelling reform were somewhat effective in his native country, resulting in certain well-known patterns of spelling differences between the American and British varieties of English.
But English-language spelling reform has rarely been adopted otherwise, and thus modern English orthography varies somewhat between countries and is far from phonemic in any country.
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