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English Spelling is a Shitshow

Let’s keep it that way

Photo by Brett Jordan on Unsplash

In a piece in the New York Times yesterday, linguist John McWhorter made the case for simplifying English spelling. Citing numerous examples of quirky inconsistencies (think about “cough,” “tough,” “though,” and “bough,” for example), McWhorter urges us to adopt a more rational system.

The question is whether we’ll proceed until the end of time…

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Dustin Arand

Dustin Arand

Lawyer turned stay-at-home dad. I write about philosophy, culture, and law. Author of the book “Truth Evolves”. Top writer in History, Culture, and Politics.