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Because we all know how good I am at spelling.
I'M GOING NOW
And were just going 'Ummm' silly me.
Yeah, um is what I though. But google seems divided on the matter...
I'd go with that.
Of course it matters. It's about UNDERSTANDING what people are writing.
I can't go around spelling Robbie Williams 'CUNT'. OK, bad example.
It was a pretty silly and pointless rant.
It's like saying 'you can kill people if you like, but we'd rather you didn't, it's a bit naughty.'
people should spell things right.
Yes, language evolves. But there's no point just not even trying, and getting it to evolve the way you want it to.
Sometimes dictionaries change to fit THE PEOPLE, sometimes it's the other way around.
Dictionaries here in the UK tend to follow a descriptive approach - noting what speakers and writers of a language are actually doing.
In France and Germany, though, they do things prescriptively, i.e., mandating what spellings and what words are acceptable in the language. They passed a law or something in Germany recently phasing out 'ph' spellings and replacing them with 'f', so you get 'fotograf' for 'photograph' etc.
Imagine phonetic spelling in English... mait bi kwait gud. Or not.
yeah that's really difficult to read. like in trainspotting.
Whilst you're right about the evolving nature of language, it doesn't actually apply to this word because it's a Latin word, not an English one, so it *has* to be spelt like the Romans did.
Memoriam it is...