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The Web Content Style Guide: An Essential Reference for Online Writers, Editors, and Managers by Catherine O’Dowd, Rob Norton, Gerry McGovern

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L

labor, labour

Labor in American English, labour in British English.

LAN

Local area network, a network of computers contained in one physical location.

language

The entry on localization touches on websites in other languages. Here the question is which form of English to use—American, British, or even Australian? Unless the website is aimed specifically at a national or regional audience, use the most inclusive language possible. For an international audience, therefore, it is more prudent to use American English, as most of your readers will be familiar with this. People who use British English are generally familiar with American English and will recognize it as such. Therefore, you will offend fewer people by using American spelling ...

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