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Why is English spelling so damn weird?
I know that on the face of it this seems not to be about French, but as we know L'anglais n'est que du français mal prononcé (Alexandre Dumas).

But, seriously, for anybody with an interest in language this is a very informative short video. And as you might expect, there's quite a bit on the influence of French.

What surprised me was the fact that in the early days of printing, the printers, in seeking to arrive at standard spellings for words, actually made their own decisions. Up until then it appears that it wasn't unusual for there to be multiple spellings for a single word.
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