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Re^13: Best practice or cargo cult?by BrowserUk (Pope)
|on Aug 03, 2007 at 15:27 UTC||Need Help??|
Yeah! I have a mnemonic for remembering how to spell that word and a bunch of other difficult ones. It goes like this: Don't F^%&^&%&^ bother! :)
The only reason English persists with its ludicrous, illogical and inconsistant spelling, is because there are a bunch of fuddy duddies that believe that simplifying and regularising its spelling would somehow steal its power to captivate and move us.
Personally, I put that right up there along side the beliefs and superstitions of some old time native cultures & religions that thought someone taking their photograph would steal their souls.
Many other languages, including Dutch, German, Scandanavian have taken the step of regularising their spellings over the last 30 years, and the ongoing benefits to their younger generations education standards are manifest.
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