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Children who regularly use the abbreviated language of text messages are actually improving their ability to spell correctly, research suggests.

2010-01-20

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The general manager of the Chilean mint has been dismissed after thousands of coins were issued with the name of the country spelt wrongly. The 50-peso coins - worth about 10 cents (6p) - were issued in 2008, but no-one noticed the mistake until late last year. Instead of C-H-I-L-E, the coins had C-H-I-I-E stamped on them. The coins have since become collectors' items and the mint says it has no plans to take them out of circulation...

2010-02-13

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Workers have misspelled the word school on a road approaching a high school in North Carolina in the United States. Crews painted "shcool" on the approach road to Southern Guilford High School...

2010-08-11

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You've never heard of me, but there's a good chance that you've read some of my work. I'm a hired gun, a doctor of everything, an academic mercenary. My customers are your students. I promise you that. Somebody in your classroom uses a service that you can't detect, that you can't defend against, that you may not even know exists...

2010-11-12

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Spellcheckers and other technology have created an "auto-correct generation" unable to spell many common words, a survey suggests...

2012-05-22

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