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 copyediting.com 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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