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Protesting the Spelling Bee?

In DC, even the Spelling Bee draws protesters
Our alphabet has 425-plus ways of putting words together in illogical ways," Mahoney said. The protesting cohort distributed pins to willing passers-by with their logo, "Enuf is enuf. Enough is too much." According to literature distributed by the group, it makes more sense for "fruit" to be spelled as "froot," "slow" should be "slo," and "heifer" should be "hefer."

Lawng liv thaa Revawlooshun!

The two groups involved in the protest are The American Literacy Council and The Spelling Society.

The ALC has a page of suggested new spellings.

The SS (spelling nazis!) has leaflets you can hand out during your own protests at your local school. They also have a "kids corner" (shouldn't that be "cids corner"?) with a list of suggested spelling reform activism including emailing Bill Gates since he controls all the world's spell checkers.
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