Programmes or programs

  Jomi 19:17 01 Sep 2003

How should we be spelling this word these days?
The English or American way?
I'm a bit stumped as to what's acceptable, but I noticed that I'm tending to use the American 'programs' more often.

  VoG II 19:19 01 Sep 2003

Convention is to use "program" for computer software but otherwise "programme" e.g. TV programme, programme of work etc.

  Stuartli 19:19 01 Sep 2003

Programmes are what you have on radio, TV etc - programs are for computers and it is standard usage in the UK.

  Stuartli 19:20 01 Sep 2003


  whybe 10:33 02 Sep 2003

Much as I don't like the convention we seem to have adopted the AE way, but please don't resort to Favorites instead of Favourites. Have you noticed that they are still Compact Discs?

  BURGMAN02 11:48 02 Sep 2003

They're not favourite*/favorite* with me.

*Delete as applicable.

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