Spelling: A Rebuttal From Wired’s Copydesk

Specifically, a rebuttal of Anne Trubek’s assertion that we should do away with spelling rules altogether. I’ve long argued about this, being both a subeditor and one who condones conversational grammar: we need to learn the rules before we can break them.

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Tags: #language #spelling #wired

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