# User talk:SpaceLem

## Spelling conventions

I see you've been making a lot of spelling corrections, which is fantastic! Many of these changes are absolutely correct and helpful. However, if you haven't, I suggest that you review the WP style guide on national varieties of English (especially regarding practice/practise – this is not a change that always needs to be made, especially where the article consistently uses American English) and possessives (octopus's is an acceptable form).

Not to nitpick or criticize, and apologies if I missed something about your edits – I don't have much preference in these matters myself, but you may run into conflict if you adhere to one convention in an article where another has been standard. In any case, please keep up the good work! /Ninly (talk) 16:26, 13 January 2009 (UTC)

I assure you I've been consistent, and left pages consistent, and I don't change US spelling to UK spelling for non-UK based topics - okay except for this case where I didn't realise that US spelling often accepts practice as a verb. For the octopus'/octopus's issue, I consulted a friend with a master's in English and Scottish literature prior to editing, and was told that the former was correct, I later found both were acceptable and didn't try changing it back (although I still hold that octopodes is the only correct plural!). I will continue to correct spelling and grammar though, where it's appropriate SpaceLem (talk) 16:42, 19 January 2009 (UTC)
Please do so! No worries; little things like this tend to work themselves out in the long run, anyway. I just noticed it and thought I'd mention. /Ninly (talk) 17:38, 19 January 2009 (UTC)

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