Word of Mouth - 07/04/2009

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Michael Rosen examines spelling. With a revival of interest in spelling bees, the ability to spell 'properly' is again becoming synonymous with having a good education. But do spelling reformers have a point when they say that irregular spelling is responsible for anything from teenage pregnancy to the high prison population? Michael also considers the politics of spelling and why computer spell-checkers do not seem to help people with dyslexia.