I know I promised to end this, but this is too much. I'm shaking my head in disbelief as I type. Samuel Johnson was the 18th century English essayist who compiled the first English dictionary. Dr Johnson is an extremely famous name in British literature. He's also one of the best sources of sardonic British quotes that you're likely to find.<quoted text>
Samual Johnson was an american and as I have pointed out, American misspellings are where the error ORIGINATED.
An American gentleman by the name of Webster, produced the first American dictionary not long after Johnson's. The two writers applied different rules to spelling, but the "...our" vs "...or" difference doesn't apply to the word forty. Sorry, but it doesn't.
I'll try again to stay off this topic.