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The (apparently) lost art of spelling

Seen locally:



Lest anyone is entertaining the possibility of this being a Croydon dialect word, it is not:

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Anonymous puzzled of nether wallop said... 4:33 pm

Apparently students are no longer to be taught 'i before e except after c'.

There are of course a lot of exceptions.

I have also just used 'apparently' as a verb.

Which it is not.

Ciel is an exception.

But is French.

Does that count?

All very troubling...  



Blogger Croydonian said... 4:55 pm

We live in dark and terrible times, that much is clear.  



Anonymous Anonymous said... 8:24 am

Seen at Crosshouse Hospital (Ayrshire, Scotland), the other day:

"Ambulance's only"

(On a parking space)

A fine example of the Greengrocer's apostrophe.  



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