Spelling differences and changes
The common phrase ‘currying favour’ sounds odd; it’s even odder when you know horses are involved.
Minuscule or miniscule?
The adjective 'minuscule' is a good example of a word whose spelling is changing. We tell you how.
Old and new forms
Moot point or mute point? Strait-laced or straight-laced? Using the English Corpus we analyse the frequency of new vs old spellings, and see which are changing.
One word or two?
Thank you or thankyou? Alot or a lot? There are a few common terms that you might wonder: one word, two words, or either? We have the answers.
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