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[edit] Welcome!

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-- Mith (Talk/Contribs/Edits) 10:09, 9 September 2017 (UTC)

[edit] Just a note

They're not "spelling mistakes", they're simply the incorrect variant of spelling. You're right, it should be Commonwealth English. However, we prefer Oxford English, which is the style Tolkien himself generally used. So -ize is not wrong and should not be changed. --Ederchil (Talk/Contribs/Edits) 11:01, 14 September 2017 (UTC)

You say that -ize endings are acceptable and should not be changed. I disagree. -ise is the most common spelling here in England. Yes, -ize is tolerated by some but not by my English teachers at school. You are free to revert my changes if you don't like them but I shall continue to change any I come across, along with -or for -our and other Americanisms.
Thank you. Unsigned comment by Englishman (talk • contribs).

See Oxford spelling at Wikipedia. Please do not change the -ize. --Ederchil (Talk/Contribs/Edits) 12:43, 14 September 2017 (UTC)