Selecting the Emacs Spell Checker Default Dictionary
While writing the upcoming blog post I noticed that Emacs tells me its using the British dictionary while spell checking my text (via M-x ispell-buffer, or in flyspell-mode). I have no idea how it got to be like that, but I'm more comfortable with American spelling.
In any case, after verifying that I had the iamerican package installed (the American dictionary for ispell) I ran
selected the American English dictionary, and then restarted Emacs. Dandy.