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Stephanie Holt

6 Quests to Fix English's Messed Up Spelling - 27 views

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    Succinct, informative article by James Harbeck summarising six efforts to change English spelling. Range from the classicists of the Renaissance to the Chicago Tribune. Includes successful and unsuccesful changes, and traces several words back and forth.
Stephanie Holt

Program clash confuses Canberra - 1 views

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    Brief news report on changes to the spelling program/programme within Australian government and public service. Notes personal preferences of prime ministers Howard, Rudd and Abbott, and assumptions about what the differences signify.
Stephanie Holt

Don't be surprised if you see a selfie in the Oxford Dictionary's next edition - 7 views

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    Short news item on the OED's new words for 2013. Notes Australian origins of word of the year "selfie", as well as noting alternate spellings.
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