[As seen in print.]
In a 2009 post about “the new literacy,” I wrote that I was beginning to see misspellings that I could never have imagined: and for an, pros for prose. As I later figured out, such misspellings are/our in fact spellings of the future, traveling backward in time to give us a foretaste of our — or are ? — language’s evolution. Our for are is one I’ve seen twice recently.
Other spellings of the future
Aww : Bard-wired fence : Now : Self-confidance : Where
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
By Michael Leddy at 7:24 AM