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David Crystal on the evolution of spelling

Duration: 22:20

In this bonus audio, Stephen delves further into spelling with David Crystal. Starting with early spelling reform, they also look at how spelling in classic texts relates to today and consider how the internet causes changes to how words are spelled: no editors, and no one correcting if it looks or sounds OK.

Available since: Mon 2 Sep 2013

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Fry's English Delight Series 6, Spelling

2/4 How did our spelling system get so chaotic? Stephen Fry investigates.

First broadcast: 02 Sep 2013

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