Over the centuries the pronunciation of English has moved farther away from the spelling. Many languages have reformed their spelling to adjust to such changes, but English has not. Traditional English spelling therefore makes the task for learners more difficult and results in a lower level of literacy. The Simplified Spelling Society (SSS), founded in 1908, promotes the cause of reforming the spelling of English words.
- The English Spelling Society
Masha Bell, twitter.com,
Moast peepl doant kno, doant wont tu kno or hav forgotten that English spelling wos made rotten by stupid munks, selfish printers, struggling French-speeking scribes and the inept lexicographer S Johnson englishspellingproblems.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/history-of-english-spelling.html. We need tu start thinking about making it better.
Christian Stöcker, Süddeutsche Zeitung,
[…] im englischen Sprachraum ist die Legasthenie doppelt so weit verbreitet.