Why are the two words spelled differently?
"There are hundreds, maybe thousands, of English words that are spelled differently in Great Britain and the United States. Canada mostly follows the UK, sometimes they follow us, and sometimes they do their own thing. Color/colour, tire/tyre, labor/labour, flavor/flavour, center/centre, maneuver/manoeuvre, etc. For some reason, people fantasize about whiskey/whisky (Editor's note: including us!), even though it’s exactly the same as tire/tyre."
Lee Breslouer is a senior writer at Thrillist and enjoys a glass of anything that starts with the letters w-h-i-s-k. Okay, not whiskers. Follow him to spelling contests at: @LeeBreslouer.