Technically, as I am from the colonies and speak in UK/AU/NZ English, my spelling should reflect that. 99.99% of it does, I’m good at spelling, always have been, and am careful to use my region’s. In fact I get upset when I am forced to use American spelling for something, like for HTML.
But I am so used to seeing the word skeptic that to spell it the “correct” British way as sceptic just looks all kind of wrong to me.
I also get confused by when to use “-ize” or “-ise” as there seems to be no logical consistency, but that’s another rant.
Anyway, my GQ is this: Which spelling should I really use? The popular American way that looks right to me, or the less popular British way which I never see anywhere so looks wrong?