Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 18th Mar 2010 19:05 UTC
Features, Office Since everybody in the technology world is apparently having a vacation, and nobody told me about it, we're kind of low on news. As such, this seems like the perfect opportunity to gripe about something I've always wanted to gripe about: a number of common mistakes in English writing in the comments section. I'll also throw in some tidbits about my native language, Dutch, so you can compare and contrast between the two.
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RE: English language
by papertape on Thu 18th Mar 2010 22:15 UTC in reply to "English language"
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It's the spelling. Spanish is mostly phonetically spelled, is it not? Same with German. At least, they are internally consistent. But English, with the vast changes in sound over the centuries, has retained archaic spellings.

Or maybe it's the education systems nowadays, where spelling is not marked down, it's the "ideas" that count. In my antediluvian day, spelling cost you marks on everything you wrote. So you paid attention.

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