How do you spell organize?

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  1. jmccullough108 macrumors 6502a

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    #1
    Maybe I am wrong, but I thought it could only be spelt one way?

    Apparently the new Firefox begs to differ.
    :confused:

    Forgive my ignorance if this is a legit spelling, lol.
     

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  2. alexbates macrumors 65816

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    I think it can be spelled either way because they are both in the dictionary. I prefer organize though because that is how it is used most of the time.
     
  3. jmccullough108 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    It's in the dictionary both ways, just found that out. lol...

    But, doesn't it look kinda off to be spelled that way?
     
  4. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    #4

    Organise = UK, Aus, NZ, South African spelling
    Organize = U.S. and Canadian spelling

    That's all it is. Nothing more.
     
  5. irmongoose macrumors 68030

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    It's accepted in British usage, though the OED panel doesn't seem to like it.

    Wiki.



    irmongoose
     
  6. jmccullough108 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I got that, but Firefox is based out of California.. Plus I downloaded the US version..
     

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  7. Eanair macrumors 6502

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    Organise is a valid UK spelling. :)

    EDIT: Perhaps Firefox wants to be cool. ;) There are places by where I live that go by Centre rather than Center.
     
  8. steve2112 macrumors 68040

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    What version of Firefox is this? I have 3.07 on my machine, and it shows organize with the z.
     
  9. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    I spell it "organise", but that's because I'm a bit mixed up with my style of spelling.

    There are some words where I'll still use the "-ize" ending. For example, the word "realize". I'd never spell it "realise". :confused: In fact, I don't believe I've seen UK members spell it that way either, even though it's probably a valid way to spell the word.
     
  10. arkitect macrumors 601

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    Oh no, definitely realise, realised for me. :)

    Never seen realized in the UK…
     
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  12. kastenbrust macrumors 68030

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    Firefox is an international organisation, its not based out of California, its an open source collective, so it makes sense that they would use the international and correct spelling of Organise, and not the American lazy way of spelling it. When people from non English speaking countries learn English, they learn English and not American.
     
  13. DolemiteJackson macrumors member

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    American lazy way, huh?

    I'm sure you're proud of all the technical advances and trends that stem out of England these days.
     
  14. Dagless macrumors Core

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    What a bizarre route to go down.
     
  15. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

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    Indeed, and it's a route we've gone down before. It was all rather tedious then so hopefully we won't be taking the same path again...
     

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