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I have been watching the postings about spelling with interest.
I agree that we have to set an example to whoever we teach, but like all
things, spelling is not absolute.
As a product of an education system based on English English, I find
American English is riddled with ways of spelling words that would have
turned my teachers green.As English is not my first language, I find the
spelling difficult and confusing. On top of that, Whenever I sit in
front of my computer to read my mail and respond to some,I usually have
limited time available. Being in a hurry most of the time, this means
that the chances of mistakes is that much greater.
I am sure that all of us have some or similar constraints that we face.
As we are all colleagues and hopefully cyber frieds, I feel we need to
make allowances for each other as we would our friends at home.
Your cyber friend
Tracey in South Africa