English spelling is broken. Let's fix it!
English spelling is broken. Examples like comb, bomb and tomb, or height and weight, abound. And no-one seems to know whether the down pipe from a gutter is a rone, a rhone, a roan or something else.
English spelling has been chopped and changed by countless scribes, printers, invaders and others since the Roman alphabet was first used to write Old English during the seventh century, and it does not match the way we speak today. The English Spelling Society exists to repair our broken spelling.
In this website you can discover the past, present and future of English Spelling:
• Discover the amazing history of English spelling — how it came to be the way it is, and what happened to previous attempts to put it right.
• Find out just how crazy English spelling is today — and how much that costs in economic and social terms.
• See what The English Spelling Society is planning to do — and how you can help.
English spelling is broken. Together, we can do something about that.
2017-04-13 — Tadworth head teacher wants pupils who struggle to spell to stop being penalised More ►
2017-04-13 — Some facts about spelling More ►
2017-04-12 — Grammar-shammer: TOI joins a popular movement to liberate you from dictatorial rules of language More ►
2017-04-07 — Spelng: Wat’s the Poynt? More ►
2017-04-06 — Spelling myths vs facts More ►
2017-04-05 — Spanish Spelling Bee More ►
2017-04-04 — You Say EEther, I Say AYEther More ►
2017-04-04 — A language that separates us? More ►
2017-04-03 — 5 Live Drive More ►
2017-03-30 — Michigan teacher gives fake spelling test to students as April Fools' joke A local teacher played an awesome prank on his class for April Fools' Day More ►
The 109th Annual General Meeting of the English Spelling Society will be held on Saturday 29th April 2017, 15.00 hours BST (14.00 hours GMT) in Birkbeck College, Bloomsbury, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HX.