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You don't have to spell sulphur with
The defining dictionary for British English is the Oxford English Dictionary - a work of dazzling scholarship by a huge number of people over many decades. I take my authority from that. Sulfur is not listed in the online version; if you type it in you get sulphur. Of course sulfur is given as an alternative (American) form, but the -ph- spelling has been around since at least the 14th century and has been universal since the spelling of British English became standardised several centuries ago.
There are seven towns in America named for element 16: in Louisiana, Oklahoma, Nevada, Texas, Wyoming, Arkansas, and South Dakota. All of them named Sulphur.
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