There have been movements in the past to simplify English spelling, by making it more phonetic. President Teddy Roosevelt even wanted to simplify English spelling! Despite these efforts, little change has been effected. What do you think — should English spelling be made more phonetic?
Have you ever wondered what kind of spelling personality you have? The Scripps National Spelling Bee starts on May 24th and in celebration we’ve set up this quiz to help you know what spelling personality you have! Take the quiz to find out if you are a die-hard orthographic junkie or a non-conforming spelling individualist!
Geoff Foster, of The Wall Street Journal’s “The Count”, collaborated with Grammarly to put NFL fans to the test. Each official NFL team site was analyzed looking at the top 150 fan comments (10,000+ words) for spelling, grammar, and punctuation errors. Here are the results!
We want to know what you think! This week we have one question about cursive writing in English education. Vote and share your thoughts in the comments.
Edward Lear’s first influential limerick collection, A Book of Nonsense, hit bookstore shelves nearly 200 years ago. Tommy Thumb’s Pretty Songbook” in 1744. The famed tale of the timepiece-dwelling mouse appeared beside “Bah Bah, Blacksheep” and “Lady Bird, Lady Bird,” among others. No one knows for certain who penned… MORE →