I read quite a few British books with British spelling and have never had
any problem due to that. Differences in vocabulary and idioms, e.g. fanny, bum,
fag, can cause trouble, but those have nothing to do with spelling.
In a message dated 1/11/2008 3:37:56 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,
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>The US and the UK may make fun of each other's spelling, but it
>never causes the slightest problem comprehending the text.
Well, that's just false, as there are a lot of false cognates, and
many British spellings cause (e.g.) American readers to sit and think
for a moment (speciality, aluminium, aeroplane).
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