UK Spelling

But It's Only A Facebook Post!

Lydia Bernsmeier-Rullow | Posted 23.08.2017 | UK
Lydia Bernsmeier-Rullow

As a social media professional, and an ex-content editor for a major education website, I can't state enough the importance of spelling, grammar and s...

What's In A Name?

Maggy Whitehouse | Posted 21.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Maggy Whitehouse

Getting someone's name right is not rocket science; it just requires a slight amount of observation. Anyone else who has an unusual spelling will know the frustration caused by the folk who simply can't see what's right in front of their face. If I had a pound for every time someone has called me 'Maggie' I'd have holiday home in Tuscany.

Words Matter - SATs Don't

Kerry Barrett | Posted 13.05.2017 | UK
Kerry Barrett

"If you spell things wrongly and punctuate things incorrectly," my old university lecturer used to say, "people will think you are stupid, even if you...

Mum Shares Son's Spelling Homework With Glaringly Obvious Mistakes

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 18.01.2016 | UK Parents

A mum tweeted a photo of her son's Year 6 spelling homework that featured misspelt words from the teacher. Amanda, tweeting from @Pandamoanimum, sh...

11 Spelling Changes That Would Make The English Language WAY Easier

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 03.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education

The English language is a weird and wonderful beast. Growing up speaking it as a first language can be hard, but imagine what it's like to try and lea...

Bristol Workmen Have Actually Managed To Misspell 'Bus'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.08.2014 | UK

At least if a bup should ever come along, it'll know where it needs to stop. Workmen have managed to misspell the word 'bus' during roadworks. "Bup...

Is It Time to Abandon UK Spelling?

Sandi Mann | Posted 25.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Sandi Mann

It saddens me then, as a proud UK academic to say this, but it is probably time to abandon UK spelling and to adopt a standardised (sorry, standardized) format across the English-speaking world. UK English is set to go the way of Shakespearean English and continued resistance is probably futile.

The School Which Banned Slang Makes Awkward Spelling Mistakes In 'Grammer' Test

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education

An academy chain which banned students from using slang at school has landed itself in a rather awkward predicament after sending out homework which i...

Dispelling Concern

Ella Pawlik | Posted 15.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Ella Pawlik

We react to stressful situations in two ways. Fight or flight. We deal with a problem face on and fight it: become warriors for our cause. Or we run because we're scared to look back at what is, or was...or what could have been or might be.

Spell It Out: The Many Shades of English Spelling

Annie Martirosyan | Posted 23.01.2014 | Home
Annie Martirosyan

'Spell It Out' is more than a reader-friendly, comprehensible and comprehensive story of the history and evolvement of English spelling - Professor Crystal gives practical advice in Teaching Appendix as well as throughout the book.

Spell 'Thazz', 'Fape' And 'Spron' - The New Reading Test For Children

PA | Posted 18.06.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Children should not be tested on made-up words like "voo", "terg" and "bim" to check their reading skills, school leaders warned on Monday. As six-...

Six-Year-Old Makes History As Youngest Ever Spelling Bee Contestant

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 29.05.2012 | UK Universities & Education

A six-year-old girl will become the youngest ever contestant in a US National Spelling Bee when she competes this week. Lori Anne Madison entered h...

Can You Definitely Spell?

PA | Posted 22.05.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Technology has left many Britons unable to spell words like "definitely" and "separate", a survey has found. It suggests that the UK has produced a...

WATCH: 102-Year-Old Explains Why English Is A Ludicrous Language

Huffington Post UK | Alastair Plumb | Posted 16.01.2012 | UK Comedy

Edward Rondthaler was born back in 1905 and died in 2009 at the grand old age of 104, a much-loved and highly-respected typographist. We introduce...

Ofqual: Scrap Re-Sits And Mark GCSE Students On Spelling

PA | Posted 26.11.2011 | UK Universities & Education

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Proposals to mark GCSE students on their spelling and grammar and to scrap re-sits have been published by England's exams regulat...

Reading Check For Six-Year-Olds Rolled Out | Posted 15.11.2011 | UK Universities & Education

Six-year-olds in England will face a new reading test next summer, after trials this year....

It's Time to Replace the Full Stop. Period.

Ben Wakeling | Posted 25.10.2011 | UK Lifestyle
Ben Wakeling

It's hard to believe the humble SMS is not yet 20 years old. Conceived in 1992, a single message which read 'Merry Christmas' began a form of communic...