Spelling facts and fancies
Vivian Cook

Much of this was incorporated into Vivian Cook, Accomodating Brocoli in the Cemetary, Profile, 2004; Simon & Schuster 2005. For details of English spelling rules etc go to English Spelling Topics

E-mails texts and other computer mediated communication

summary  e-mails  chatrooms  text messages

SPELLING HUMOUR
The Cockney alphabet (Mockney) Spelling jokes  Comic Spelling Rhymes  More Comic Spelling Rhymes Speech Reform, not Spelling Reform  Spelling Spoofs  Puns in Shop names etc

SPELLING MISTAKES
Spelling tests website
Native speakers:
English spelling mistakes on the web  Native speaker mistakes  Spelling mistakes by famous writers
L2 users:
 Arabic users  Greek users  Chinese users  Spanish users  Japanese users Bengali children  Koreans Engrish.com link
Street mistakes: Temporary signs Painted signs  Printed signs  Odd public signs

STREET SIGNS
Language of the Street Website
City signs: Newcastle  Newcastle streets  Bilingual Newcastle Colchester Malaysia Northumbria Dublin  Bilingual notices and signs

NOVEL SPELLING THAT STRETCHES THE RULES
Fish and chip shops
  pop-groups
  Olde Tyme Spelling Dogs' names   Car numbers   horses' names  house-names  K for C spellings  eye-dialect  U spellings  shopsigns  punctuation businesses etc numbers for letters and words  puns in shop names etc  shapes as letters 

APOSTROPHES

the greengrocer's apostrophe  its/it's  missing apostrophes  till, until and 'tilpeculiar apostrophesplacenames with apostrophes

Other: historical examples of <ye> for <the> spelling stats punctuation stats

Online Writings on Spelling etc

Capital Letters

Formerly at homepage.ntlworld.com/vivian.c, which is defunct