Doing away with the apostrophe is not just the beginning of the end … it’s the end.
The survival of the apostrophe is vital to the comprehensibility of our language. If those who have protected it are hanging up their red pens, it's time we all do our bit.
More spelling problems came in when French scribes introduced new spelling conventions — their own of course, and not always helpful.
It was a rocky beginning for English spelling. Then things got worse.
Every rule in the English language has an exception. That’s more than a little frustrating.
Perfect spelling, vocabulary, usage, grammar, punctuation and style do not necessarily correlate perfectly with intelligence and competence, but most people infer that they do. Thus perception is reality.