I have noticed that some tags on this site are spelled with US English, while others are spelled with UK English. Examples:

UK English

US English

Should we concern ourselves with this inconsistency?

2 Answers 2


This question has already been asked on the SOFU (Stack Overflow/Server Fault/Super User) trilogy of sites and the consensus of those communities is that any spelling is acceptable in questions but tag spelling should be standardized to US English.

Q: Does SOFU have an accepted standard on language and spelling? Which is it?
A: For bodies, no. For tags, US-English.

(Source: What should the standard spelling be - British or US?)

Given the above, I suggest that be renamed .

  • 1
    I've gone ahead and renamed that tag, and it's now a synonym as well.
    – Riker
    Apr 14, 2018 at 21:18
  • @Riker Can you synonomize gelatine with gelatin?
    – Nic
    May 13, 2018 at 18:09
  • 1
    Despite there being no 'gelatine' questions, I've merged them.
    – Riker
    May 13, 2018 at 23:59

We should probably also rename to for consistency as per the rationale in my other answer.

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