With your latest column in the "Last Word" section, you spelled "apologise" wrong - it"s apologize!! Please do a spell-check for those picky spelling people like me. You will look more credible, indeed!!! Dear Anonymous, I went to private school. I was partly educated in the French and the UK system. In the UK, they use and “s” instead of a “z” in many cases. Realise. Organise. Apologise. I also live in Canada and Canada is part of the British Commonwealth. Therefore, both ways of spelling are generally accepted here.