Ken Smith, a criminologist in London, England, believes the idea of variant spelling is the answer to frequently misspelled words. Spell checker may soon be obsolete.
‘University teachers should simply accept as variant spelling those words our students most commonly misspell’, he argued recently in the Times Higher Education Supplement. That would mean treating ‘truely’ as the equivalent of ‘truly’ and possibly ‘potatoe’ as a variant of ‘potato’.If true equality and tolerance is to be achieved amongst the masses, we must go further than the idea of variant spelling. Onward with a version of newspeak for the 21st century! FWIW and AFAIK, IMHO, may I suggest an acronym based language modeled on text messaging?
h/t: Alice the Camel
cp: The Broom