Category Archives: Spelling
We all know what it means, but a lot of people are unsure about whether to use “just deserts” or “just desserts”. This is a thorough post about a confusing phrase: just des(s)erts. And once you know which word you want, … Continue reading
This week, I’ve come upon a rather unusual post about typos. Well Ulysses is an unusual book, for all sorts of reasons. O that basis, I suspect it is perfectly reasonable to have some unusual typo stories about it. Is Ulysses is … Continue reading
This post gives a nice explanation of why the “ough” combination is such a pain for spellers. Visit my websites via the links at the top of this page.
I think the most interesting part of this post about the preference for UK spelling in Australia is in the comments section. There are some very sensible points in that section. While I agree that spelling is complicated, I’m against … Continue reading
Well, both are fine, but in the UK, we tend to prefer grey while across the Atlantic they tend to go for gray. Apparently, some people use both spellings to distinguish different shades of the colour, which seems to be … Continue reading
In these days of auto correct, we can sometimes be hood winked into a false sense of security. Sometimes, the more usual spelling isn’t correct. Because sometimes you need a different word. This post has some words that might trip … Continue reading
One of the reasons why English spelling is difficult is because of the variations in pronunciation. This post explains some of the background to one aspect of this issue. Visit my websites via the links at the top of this … Continue reading
We haven’t had any spelling tips here for a while, so let’s change that with an infographic about plurals. Visit my websites via the links at the top of this page.
English spelling has some interesting quirks, reflecting the many influences on the development of the language. This post explains the background of 11 oddly spelled words. Visit my websites via the links at the top of this page.