e3mrk wrote:...it should not matter if They murder the Kings English as long as You know what They mean.
I certainly support anyone's right to spell a word any way they want; I consider the practice guaranteed by the First Amendment. But if you get too far off the chart, no one will figure it out. You're probably familiar with the classic "ghoti" as an alternate spelling for "fish": the gh pronounced as in rough, o as in women, ti as in nation. Pop quiz: without searching it on the internet, for what common word is Ghoughpteighbteau a similar alternate spelling?
When I corrected a college chum about his spelling or usage and proved it via a dictionary, he would always say "The dictionary tells how we speak, not how to speak".
I suppress the urge to supply a correction when reading a regular thread, most strongly when I see a misplaced reflexive pronoun. Please don't use "myself" in a sentence without first having "I" in that sentence. "My wife and myself went to the store" is equivalent to "myself went to the store". Doh!