English (UK) thesaurus and dictionaries please!
Please, please, please note...
The time we save in spinning text, is then lost again due to the need to spell check for US spelling mistakes!
Here are the main ways in which British and American spelling are different.
Words ending in –re
British English words that end in -re often end in -er in American English:
theatre theater or theatre
Words ending in -our
British English words ending in -our usually end in -or in American English:
Words ending in -ize or -ise
Verbs in British English that can be spelled with either -ize or -ise at the end are always spelled with -ize at the end in American English:
apologize or apologise apologize
organize or organise organize
recognize or recognise recognize
Words ending in -yse
Verbs in British English that end in -yse are always spelled -yze in American English:
Words ending in a vowel plus l
In British spelling, verbs ending in a vowel plus l double the l when adding endings that begin with a vowel. In American English, the l is not doubled:
Words spelled with double vowels
British English words that are spelled with the double vowels ae or oe are just spelled with an e in American English:
Note that in American English, certain terms, such as archaeology, keep the ae spelling as standard, although the spelling with just the e (i.e. archeology) is usually acceptable as well.
Nouns ending with –ence
Some nouns that end with -ence in British English are spelled -ense in American English:
Nouns ending with –ogue
Some nouns that end with -ogue in British English end with either -og or -oguein American English:
analogue analog or analogue
catalogue catalog or catalogue
dialogue dialog or dialogue
Examples taken from Oxford Dictioaries website.
I know this is a cludge fix, but we are introducing a function that will allow automated spin cleaning and automated search and replace. This can be run manually or after a global spin. In this function, you can add common US words and have them repalced with British words. This is not optimal as you would manually need to add lots of words, but the beauty of this is that you can leverage off the existing large US synonym dictionary.