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ExtraBITS for 6 February 2012

by TidBITS Staff

It was an insanely busy week, but we ran across this article about why standardized spelling is important and we just had to share it.

In Defense of Proper Spelling [1] -- You wouldn’t think we’d have to write articles defending “proper” spelling, but after a recent Wired article arguing against standardized spelling, Lee Simmons, a copy editor at Wired, has penned a lovely rebuttal. Simmons points out that while textisms may be acceptable in texts and tweets, they have no place in professional writing where standardized spelling aids communication and enhances clarity. Well said!

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[1]: http://www.wired.com/magazine/2012/01/st_essay_autocorrect_rebuttal/
[2]: http://tidbits.com/article/12735#comments