English spelling origin (OT?)

Mark A Mandel mam at THEWORLD.COM
Wed Dec 11 14:54:08 UTC 2002

On Tue, 10 Dec 2002, Dave Hause wrote:

#A relayed question from a friend's six year old daughter, who had missed one
#word on a spelling test and thus sentenced herself to have to write out the
#spelling words for the rest of the week and retake the test:  "quick"
#spelled as "quik."  "But Mommy, why is that wrong?  They would both be
#pronounced with the same sound."  I haven't the vaguest idea where to
#research this.

The poor kid was probably corrupted by Nestle's brand of chocolate drink

-- Mark A. Mandel

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