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Siobhan Thompson of ‘Anglophenia’ Explains Why Brits and Americans Spell Some Words Differently

Humor : Laughing Squid

In the latest episode of Anglophenia (see previously), host Siobhan Thompson explains why Brits and Americans spell some words differently. It traces back to Noah Webster and the desire to free America from British rule in language ...

BBC’s “Story of Maths” Documentary

Humor : mental_floss

Looking for a fun documentary on math? (Sorry, “maths” for you Brits.) The BBC’s Story of Maths is a history of the growth of mathematics from its earliest origins to its present applications. My favorite parts are the early stuff —...

Bumble bee game for kids: maths and spelling

Lifestyle / Parenting : NurtureStore

Here’s a fun DIY bumble bee game. It’s great hands-on activity to play maths games or work on spelling. Bumble bee game: math and spelling Have you got some plastic eggs left over from Easter? Pick out the yellow ones and use a blac...

Is it Math or Maths?

Technology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

This is an American blog, but I am a British blogger. That naturally causes occasional tensions, especially when it comes to spelling. And the biggest issue? Math or maths. Read more...

Why Do Brits Say Maths and Americans Say Math?

Academics / Linguistics : Slate: Lexicon Valley

The Imitation Game, a glossy new biopic about the British cryptanalyst Alan Turing, features a lot of maths. Characters take advanced maths classes that require them to scribble complicated maths on notebook paper, and then they set...


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