A note about the simplified spelling in my articleLanguages evolve over time — in both verbal and written aspects. Words come and go and change.
I'm an iconoclast about more than religion, and think that words like “through” and “although” should have simplified spelling, i.e. “thru” and “altho.” Perhaps, thru common usage, we can improve these and other words — making English a little more logical and easier to learn. Noah Webster transformed the American spelling of “colour” into “color;” why can't we continue the trend?
There's even a UK Spelling Society, which has the aims of raising awareness of the problems caused by the irregularity of English spelling and promoting remedies to improve literacy. For more, see "Why Is English Spelling So Random?"
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