Spelling Wars—Why can’t Canadians simplify? (podcast)

woodleywonderworks_flickr:photos:wwworks:5243047628:Webster set out to simplify spelling when he wrote his American dictionary. Why do Canadians cling to complicated rules and single-letter distinctions like practice vs. practise?


In this episode, Adrienne expands on a post from the now-defunct Copyediting in which she explores spelling choices in Canada, reads the dictionary, and dodges slings and arrows from her fellow wordsmiths.

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Original post: Practice vs Practise: Can’t we get along?




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