Not trying to pick sides, but you're the last person to talk about grammar and proper spelling of words.
Except for one rule of grammar (whose reasoning I reject):
the rule against splitting infinitive verbs on the ground that
thay r one word, except for that,
I comply with all rules of grammar (referring to syntax).
I do so because English grammar is well grounded in competent logic.
I am loyal to logic, knowing that by its use Man rose to the top of the food chain
and got us to the Moon. Sometimes I play with grammar,
but I do not violate it (except for that one rule that I refuse to recognize).
Almost all spelling is fonetic in English. When I learned to read,
the teacher told us: "sound it out." There r a few words that r
atavistic throwbacks to earlier centuries when English was
more Germanic in its pronunciation; e.g., thoUGH.
The last 3 letters r only dead weight (wate); useless.
Accordingly, I m trying to show how the word can be recognized
with only the operative letters. This is distinct from those silent
letters that guide us in the correct pronunciation, such as the e
in Rome which tells us to use a long o.
I am trying to lead by example.
I argue that the way words r spelled in the dictionary is incorrect,
except insofar as thay r fonetic. Non
-fonetic spelling does violence to sound reasoning.
Some languages r fonetic or almost purely fonetic.
Sound reasoning requires us to teach our children the best way,
the most logical way to spell.
It's quite possible that BillRM was in a hurry when he wrote what he wrote.
He always writes that way.
It gets on my nerves when he abruptly changes tense or number
in the middle of a sentence.
Yet you spell things phonetically over and over on a consistent basis.
I am trying to help reform spelling by questioning it
and showing a better way. For too many decades, I did not think
about it and I supported the old, defective paradime perpetuating it.
In retrospect, I felt guilty
But before you proof read any ones work maybe you should spell words
the way they are found in the dictionary?
Not if I 'm trying to CHANGE
the way that thay r spelled in the dictionary.
Teddy Roosevelt came close
to changing it about 100 years ago,
but Congress stopped him. I 'd like to see the adoption of fully fonetic spelling in my lifetime.