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Elizabeth Kuizenga

We are sad to announce the death of Elizabeth Kuizenga. Elizabeth was a long-standing member of the Society and for many years a member of the Committee. She was a strong supporter of spelling reform and made a very significant contribution to the cause. She will be much missed, and our condolences go to her family.

An obituary will be included in the next newsletter

Recent additions

These are usually the newest items by publication date, but items of historic interest are occasionally added.

2017-02-20 — Spelling's not for eveyrone, Mr. Precedent More ►

2017-02-19 — My New Crush on the Dictionary More ►

2017-02-16 — Grammar doc Dr. Brian Deady is compelled to correct one of medicine’s most commonly misspelled words More ►

2017-02-15 — The Trump administration has a spelling problem. But how bad is it really? We investigate More ►

2017-02-14 — How Can We Take The Trump Administration Seriously When It Can’t Even Spell Good? You know it’s gotten bad when the dictionary feels the need to weigh in More ►

2017-02-14 — What if the President Couldn’t Read? More ►

2017-02-14 — Americans revolutionised English spelling, but were stopped from going too far More ►

2017-02-13 — WTF? Inauguration Photo Features Embarrassing Trump-Style Misspelling A challenge “to” great for the Trump administration: spelling More ►

2017-02-13 — Forget #alternativefacts — let’s talk about alternative spelling The quest to Make America Great Again does not include its dictionaries More ►

2017-02-12 — Poor spelling is the latest lightning rod for a divided American public More ►


Press releases

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How to use the News archives

Articles are presented as year archives of summaries, in reverse chronological order (ie latest first). Each summary ends with a citation which links to the original full article. Links to the year archives are given below. The number in parentheses is the summary count for that archive.

You can also use a citation to link directly to a specific summary in a year archive. For example, the following link takes you directly to Readable English system a boost for foreign students and opens it in a new window:

http://spellingsociety.org/news-archive-2016#[The_Australian, 2016-03-19]

Note that articles dated before 2010 are bundled into one page, and links must be modified accordingly.

The Society cannot guarantee that the original articles are still available. Some articles are behind pay walls or are available only by subscripton. The Society is not responsible for this and cannot help you if you have difficulty accessing the article. Dead links are another matter: please report any dead links to the page editor.

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