Why the 'Tonight' not 'Tonite' Show?

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susieq | 19:38 Sun 07th Apr 2002 | Phrases & Sayings
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After reading the excellently answered Brit vs US spelling perhaps someone will know the answer to this: Why, if the American spelling of 'tonight' is always 'tonite' does 'The Tonight show with Jay Leno' use the British way of spelling?


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Because it's the US way of spelling it too. Tonite is just a shortcut, the dictionary says it's 'tonight'.
Tonite is not the proper way of spelling tonight in American. It's just a spelling made up by the advertising world; even here in Britain I've seen posters for "nite clubs", etc.

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