*specialty* and *speciality*

Posted by Lap of the Goddess on November 18, 2004

In Reply to: *specialty* and *speciality* posted by R. Berg on November 18, 2004

: : Hello,

: : Could anyone tell me the difference between
: : *specialty* and *speciality*?

: : Thanks

: "Specialty" is a word. "Speciality" isn't; it's used mistakenly for "specialty."

Only problem with that is that both words are listed in several dictionaries as being valid. Maybe it's one of those words that once had a right and a wrong way, the wrong way was used so much, it evolved into being a part of our language and was included in the dictionaries. Who knows.

Seems mostly I think to be a matter of preference. ---GODDESS