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.
Spoken language changes much faster than written language, and written English has now fallen several centuries behind. The English Spelling Society exists to bring English spelling up to date.
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.
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2017-03-21 — The real language of life More ►
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2017-03-20 — False claims about spelling More ►
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2017-03-13 — The century of American global domination of language is over, a linguist says More ►
2017-03-13 — Sloppy copy More ►
2017-03-13 — Beyond phonics - the case for teaching children the logic of the English spelling system Why is there the letter 'g' in sign? Why not spell the word 'does' duz? More ►