I guess Br.E. is being influenced by Am.E. very much. That probably changes British words and spelling?
People who study English in schools in Britain and America, should they strictly use British spelling and words or American spelling and words or can they mix?
I mean, suppose one needs to write a dictation in Britain. If he writes "color" instead of "colour" will it be a mistake?
If somebody is writing a composition in an American school and uses the word "lorry" instead of "truck" will it be a mistake?
I just wonder how strict are rules to use exclusively British or American spelling and words in schools, universities and e.t.c. This concerns our Russian schools and universities too.