Duz spelling acshully matta?

Oxford Professor Simon Horobin shocked his audience at the Telegraph Hay Festival when questioning the need of correct spelling and asking: “Is the apostrophe so crucial to the preservation of our society?” Horobin, English Professor at Magdalen College, urged the “grammar police” to be more relaxed about changing the standards of written English. He suggested […]

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Does Spelling Matter?

In light of the recent publication Does Spelling Matter? by Magdalen College English professor Simon Horobin, The Oxford Student thought we’d have a go at answering that question ourselves. Be sure to let us know what you think in the comments section at the bottom of the article. YES: Many of us will agree with James J. Kilpatrick that […]

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Football & txts

Love him or loathe him, Joey Barton says some extraordinary things. Aside from the bizarre twitter tirade last week against the  “97 per cent” of the population whom he defines as “stupider” than him, he lampoons those who “decide their to lazy [sic] to work”. And, two days before that, was involved in an online […]

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