Help with different site versions

How do I switch between the different versions of the site?

The site is available in multiple language versions including French, Italian, Spanish, German, Russian, Portuguese, and Chinese.

To see which version of the site you are accessing and to change the version you view, see the label on the site footer.

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What is the difference between the US English and UK English versions of the site?

The US version follows US English writing and spelling conventions, and features content tailored for countries that follow US English conventions. The UK English version of the site is based on British English writing and spelling conventions.

The UK English version of the site uses The Oxford Dictionary of English and Oxford Thesaurus of English and the US English version of the site uses the New Oxford American Dictionary and the Oxford American Writers’ Thesaurus.

Both English versions of the site, however, feature exceptional coverage of English around the world, including British, Australian, Scottish, Irish, Indian, South African, US, and Canadian English – with each regional usage clearly labelled.