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.
2016-05-27 — Google releases top spelling mistakes across the U.S. Google joined in the Scripps National Spelling Bee spirit on Twitter Thursday [May 26] by releasing a map of the U.S. showing the single word that people in each of the 50 states have trouble spelling More ►
2016-05-26 — Documents that Changed the World: Noah Webster’s dictionary, 1828 More ►
2016-05-23 — Are we ready to make proper spelling obsolete? The argument that society can do away with correct spelling is akin to saying the teaching of history, science or geography could be abandoned since there's Google More ►