Real Spellers

English Makes Sense!

Mark Forsyth is a young Oxford man who knows a thing or two about language, and English in particular.

Real spellers are urged to visit and savour the articles on diachronic etymology in Forsyth’s blog. Every one of his masterly vignettes is not only a gem of succinct and focused scholarship but also a celebration of the English language itself.

You could start with this article.

Forsyth is a scholar. There is not the slightest whiff in what and how he writes of the diffuse inexactitude, earnest approximation, lexical flaccidity and orthographic blundering that is such a tedious blight in the outpourings of published pedagoguery.

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