Disk vs Disc (was: WD External Disc Drive)

Malcolm Kay malcolm.kay at internode.on.net
Tue Oct 27 06:40:20 UTC 2009

On Tue, 27 Oct 2009 05:29 am, Chris Rees wrote:

> I have always considered hard disk, floppy diskette, and
> compact disc (and digital versatile disc) to be the
> terminology; but then again the official British spelling is
> disc, whereas AFAICR the US spelling is disk.

What organisation defines "official British Spelling".
I beleive there is no "official" in this context but perhaps
the closest is the Oxford Disctionary. My Concise Oxford 
Dictionary gives both spellings as alternatives but states that 
"disk" is the better. My Webster's (American) Dictionary makes no 

> Chris


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