Monday, August 11, 2008

Speling errers ar reely jest "variant spellings"

Bad spelling 'should be accepted'

Ken Smith of Bucks New University says the most common mistakes should be accepted as "variant spellings".

Mr Smith, a criminology lecturer, said: "Instead of complaining about the state of the education system as we correct the same mistakes year after year, I've got a better idea.

"University teachers should simply accept as variant spellings those words our students most commonly misspell.

I wonder if he also thinks that shoplifting and underage drinking should also just be accepted as variant lifestyle choices? He IS a criminology lecturer, after all... and we should just accept those minor criminal things our students most commonly get in trouble for, right?

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