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Is it youghurt, yoghurt, or yogurt?

Is there a correct spelling, or are they all correct?

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closed as general reference by JSBձոգչ, Mr. Shiny and New 安宇, Mehper C. Palavuzlar, Kit Z. Fox, kiamlaluno Sep 12 '11 at 13:21

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Are you asking whether there is a difference from standard British English? If not, then this might be closed as general reference. –  Mitch Sep 12 '11 at 13:19

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OED to the rescue:

Forms: 16 yoghurd, yogourt, 18 yahourt, yaghourt, yogurd, yoghourt, yooghort, yughard, yughurt, yohourth, 18– yogurt, 19 yoghurt. See also yaourt ↑

'Yogurt' is the commonest, followed by 'yoghurt', probably because they are easiest to remember/repeat. But early adopters (and modern posers) tried any transliteration of the Turkish.

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As a Brit, I would spell it yoghurt and pronounce it /ˈjɒɡət/.

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