And the spelling of Aluminium with a second "i" is internationally agreed convention
Also, I am American, and many people say "Arctic" with a C.
I do too.
Sometimes that happens naturally.
Sometimes they're championed by individuals -- like Ben Franklin who, among many other things, was a printer or Noah Webster who was a lexicographer -- as part of an effort to standardize spelling.
There's really no correct way to spell a word. It's just convention. It's probably a good idea to follow convention in academics, sciences, the business world, etc. Looking for logic in language is a fool's errand. Maybe one day spelling will be standardized like the Metric system, but I doubt it.
In the United Kingdom, a billion used to be a million million, but this was changed in 1974.
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