This petition was submitted during the 2010–2015 Conservative – Liberal Democrat coalition government

Rejected petition Ban American spellings in media to the greatest extent possible

American spellings are becoming an increasingly rampant problem, appearing commonly in adverts, computers and related technology, and even schools. This should not be allowed. Anything released in the UK should be in British English or have British English as the default option. There are obvious exceptions, such as American media productions imported to Britain where the spellings will predictably be seen in filmed shots. This is becoming a serious problem, and should be halted immediately.

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