Online reference sites really come in handy if you’re writing a blog. Not sure how to spell a word? Dictionary.com to the rescue. Use the same word three times in one sentence? Thesaurus.com helps you broaden your horizons.

When I’m in the middle of a book by an English authour, I start noticing a Britianization of words creeping into my blog. Color becomes colour and truck becomes lorry, etc. because I become so wrapped up in the story, it’s sometimes hard to come back to boring old reality. This is fine except the above mentioned research tools tend to frown on anything other than American spelling. They can get downright snippy, in fact. Are you sure you didn’t mean author?
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