English spelling is not an illogical burden there to make life difficult for our children.
Teaching children how to break down words into their meaning and origin can help them be better spellers.
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.
Trust me, I’m not the one to ask.
In a language as idiosyncratic as English, linguistic pedantry is futile and misguided.
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.