“English spelling is ridiculous”
July 31, 2021 1:49 AM Subscribe
These norms in the literacy of English speakers today are so well entrenched that simple adjustments are very jarring. If ai trai tu repreezent mai akshuel pronownseeayshun in raiteeng, yu kan reed it, but its difikelt and disterbeeng tu du soh. It just looks wrong, and that feeling of wrongness interrupts the flow of reading.–Typos, tricks and misprints is an essay by linguist Arika Okrent about why English spelling is so damn weird.
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