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I just noted that the is using british spelling, while all the other similar tags are using american spelling (e.g. . As a community, we should strive for tags using the same spelling forms, so that they have a logical consistency. At the moment I do not have the reputation to edit or retag the relevant questions, but maybe one of the moderators could take a look at this.

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  • $\begingroup$ British and American it is. $\endgroup$ – Peter Mortensen May 21 '14 at 19:48
  • $\begingroup$ If you can put together a list of tags that are British-spelt and what the American-spelt equivalents are I can create some synonyms. $\endgroup$ – casey May 22 '14 at 14:36
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    $\begingroup$ I've gone ahead and merged & synonymized palaeobotany into paleobotany. $\endgroup$ – hichris123 May 27 '14 at 2:36
  • $\begingroup$ @casey I will try to do that later when I have the time. Right now, I don't know if there are many of these cases in the created tags. $\endgroup$ – fileunderwater May 27 '14 at 10:46
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This has been discussed on the mother meta before.

The bottom line then, was:

  • posters are free to write in their own dialect of English
  • but tagging should be in American English.

The British-spelt tags can be made synonyms of the American-spelt tags

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