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Submitted by Steven Almonte on May 8, 2022, at 11:30

It would be nice to preserve our Canadian spellings. But, to tell the truth, I get insecure sometimes. Because some of the (official) Canadian spellings (such as the verb "practise" or "centred, centring" "manoeuvre" "skilful" etc.) are not used by many Canadians. In fact, the aforementioned spellings even look wrong to a lot of Canadians, I know because I have been corrected a few times by Canadians who are oblivious. I'm conflicted because I strongly love and cherish the British spellings that we Canadians have, but they may be mistakenly viewed as wrong by many Canadians (who are exposed to American sources all the time). I would love some advice. Should I proudly uphold Canadian spelling to the letter (truth is, I want to) despite the aforementioned problem? or should I spell what I think looks right to people around me?