Bettur Laf Than Cry

The title is an approximation of what a reform might look like! Nothing is set in stone! If it looks like another code, it is! If it looks like German, it is not! It is my phonetic English! Experts like Dr. Yule or Masha Bell could certainly make a pitch for their systems and committees of linguists, teachers, politicians, parents from the whole Commonwealth would make a decision as to what they think is best for the children of the Commonwealth. For those who are set in their ways or like to use spelling as a way to show their intelligence (actually, just their ability to memorize thousands of words that are really misspelled) and, ergo, their intellectual superiority (is memorizing thousands of words that are misspelled as sign of intelligence --and forcing everyone to do so)? The smarter person, IMHO, would point to the failings of this highly backward, irregular, and disabling (damaging) system. I dare you to read "breaking the spell"! No matter what enjoy the levity below!


Typos or spelling errors? However, English spelling is the ultimate error!


Aug. 2012

(Considering how Johnson is the one responsible for imposing irregular spelling or not regularizing English, this is a bitter-sweet joke!)



July 2012

Spelling Poem

 Eye halve a spelling chequer
It came with my pea sea
It plainly marques four my revue
Miss steaks eye kin knot sea.
Eye strike a key and type a word
And weight four it two say
Weather eye am wrong oar write
It shows me strait a weigh.
As soon as a mist ache is maid
It nose bee fore two long
And eye can put the error rite
Its rare lea ever wrong.
Eye have run this poem threw it
I am shore your pleased two no
Its letter perfect awl the weigh
My chequer tolled me sew.


Related, but not truly about spelling! (We do advocate the use of capitalization, BTW!)

In the world of hi-tech gadgetry, I've noticed that more and more
people who send text messages and emails have long forgotten the art
of capital letters

For those of you who fall into this category, please take note of the
following statement: "Capitalisation is the difference between helping
your Uncle Jack off a horse and helping your uncle jack off a horse."

Is everybody clear on that?

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