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"THIS HORRIBLE BUGBEAR."

■ •^■What can we do to get rid of this horrible bugbear that has pursued us for centuries ? Other nations have made changes all along the_ line—have altered their; spelling to suit the pronunciation. But unfortunately that' .has'not been the case vrii\ England. I suppose I am right iri saying that the .'English, spelling.was stereotyped very largely ,by Johnson's dictionary,, which contains a number of spellings that are obvio-jrjly wrong, and I suggest-it would be a, good thing if the Sosieti were to brhi?, out a ..smai.l booklet-with-a;list of .-misspelt -^yorcls." If we altered our .spelling: and made it reasonable, he reiterated, it was more than '-.a hundred to one that it would be adopted as tlie universal language." ,

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"THIS HORRIBLE BUGBEAR.", Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8813, 9 March 1914

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"THIS HORRIBLE BUGBEAR." Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8813, 9 March 1914

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