You used it first
Posted by Dick Shunary on October 16, 2002
In Reply to: Usage v. usadge posted by Ed Stansell on October 16, 2002
: Is usa(d)ge a British spelling? In our unabridged dictionary, I found no alternate spelling for "usage."
: I know that we Yanks have our own spelling for some words, stemming from our desire to separate ourselve from the mother country. Perhaps this is one of them.
How should we know?