"The United States and Great Britain are two countries separated by a common language." So goes the old chestnut commonly attributed to playwright George Bernard Shaw. One of those separations is in the spelling of words like color (colour), theater (theatre), and realize (realise). But how did this separation occur?
Tied to this year's spelling bee, the Washington Post has provided you with series of sentences with misspellings of common words. Plus, it lets you compare your results to everyone else's. Which can be a good thing or a bad one.