Few years back, when I first read the word "color" in a text book, I thought it was an editing error, but after researching on the Internet, I found that "color" is as same as "colour" except the former is shorter than the latter in length. Similarly, I have got used to regard "favor" equivalent to "favour". Now, I have read the third word "loose" in a blog of a prominent blogger, which has got sort of official status, given the popularity of his blog. Given the context where the word "loose" is used, it is actually meant for "waste" or "lose". Now, the word "loose" is longer than "lose", so can somebody offer an explanation for two contrasting logics given above?
Favor/Color are American-English spelling variants of favour/colour
The difference between loose (antonym to tight) and lose (antonym to win) is explained best here: Ten words you need to stop misspelling
The reason for a blogger to misspell words can be one or more of the following:
- poor education
- lack of spell checkers that can catch that error