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stupid ideas

Thursday, August 7th, 2008 by Ari

This is the stupidest idea EVAR!

Fed up with his students’ complete inability to spell common English correctly, a British academic has suggested it may be time to accept “variant spellings” as legitimate.

Rather than grammarians getting in a huff about “argument” being spelled “arguement” or “opportunity” as “opertunity,” why not accept anything that’s phonetically (fonetickly anyone?) correct as long as it can be understood?

My only solace is that it came from the British so I can be spared the “stupid American” jokes.