Monday, January 07, 2008

This Article Makes Me Want to Kill Myself

An article about how spelling is, um, discretionary.
 
"Spelling is a hard skill for many people to learn, and one in which few can hope for complete mastery. The English language, which is rich in homonyms, silent letters and hybrid roots, often seems to be a giant conspiracy against accurate spelling."
 
Pardon?
 
"Some die-hard purists will greet this show of flexibility with horror, regarding it as a symptom of sloth, debased standards, national decline, moral relativism and looming anarchy."
 
That would be me.

2 Comments:

At 1/7/08, 2:37 PM, Blogger SaraK said...

Me too! I have an aversion to misspellings!

 
At 1/8/08, 2:08 PM, Blogger Scraps said...

That would be me, too. And I wasn't even an English major.

 

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