Talk:Chili con carne

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Alternative spellings[edit]

There seems to be no mention for alternate spellings of the dish's name, just searching for "Chilli Con Carne" with 2 L's returns lots of recipes that use this spelling. Considering it's a very American dish I can see why nobody would add this spelling, so is it worth it? Zelpa (talk) 03:19, 5 January 2017 (UTC)

The two-L spelling is more used in Britain, as is the case for the plain "chili/chilli/chile". See the spelling section on chili pepper. Should it be noted here? It wouldn't be out of place, but it's a definite minority usage, so I don't know if it needs to be in the lead. Maybe a small note somewhere. oknazevad (talk) 02:24, 6 January 2017 (UTC)
The "chilli" spelling is used in the UK and India, so that gives us a user total of over 1 billion people, still think that it is minority usage? Solatiumz (talk) 21:39, 19 February 2017 (UTC)
But how popular is the dish (which is the topic of this article) in India? And, as always, I dispute the idea that everyone in India is fluent in English. Only a small percentage of people there speak of natively, mostly learning it as a second (or subsequent) language. And even then the level of ability varies widely. India is not an automatic proof of the dominance of any English usage. And even regarding that, that doesn't change that this article is an American English, so the one-L spelling is used throughout per WP:ENGVAR. We don't need to note the spelling difference at every article that uses the word. oknazevad (talk) 22:33, 19 February 2017 (UTC)