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?


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 .

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    I've gone ahead and renamed that tag, and it's now a synonym as well. – Riker Apr 14 '18 at 21:18
  • @Riker Great! Can you tag this question with status-completed? – Nic Apr 14 '18 at 21:20
  • I was thinking of this post as more of a signpost than something that's concrete and "completed", but I might do that. What do you think? – Riker Apr 15 '18 at 19:29
  • @Riker I think the discussion is resolved by virtue of you taking action to rename the tag. This really was a retag-request at heart, which is now completed. – Nic Apr 15 '18 at 19:32
  • @Riker Can you synonomize gelatine with gelatin? – Nic May 13 '18 at 18:09
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    Despite there being no 'gelatine' questions, I've merged them. – Riker May 13 '18 at 23:59

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

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