You Have the Power to Change the Spelling of One Word

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On Fridays, I post a series of unrelated questions meant to spark conversation in the comments. Answer one, answer all, respond to someone else's reply, whatever you want. On to this week's topics of discussion...

1. We all have those words we always spell wrong. And who's to say these alternate versions aren't actually better? Let's pretend there was a Department of Spelling that people could petition. Is there a word whose spelling you think should be changed?

2. Our trusty proofreader Betsy had been without power since Hurricane Sandy hit, but I'm thrilled to report her lighting returned last night. What's the longest you've gone without power?

3. A reader recently asked if we could start a weekend feature where we recommend lesser-known movies for Netflix users. If the good people of Netflix want to sponsor such a feature, I'm sure we'd gladly do it. For now, I'll ask you guys. Seen any good movies?

4. Got a question for your fellow _flossers? The floor is yours. Have a great weekend!

Suggest or ask a question whenever you like via Twitter: @EnglishJason or @mental_floss.

November 9, 2012 - 8:28am
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