Why some English words are so hard to spell — Quartz

The United States’ annual nerd pageant is underway. The 89th Scripps National Spelling Bee, in which kids compete to spell increasingly difficult English words, is a two-day, 13-hour nationally televised event. In past years, millions have tuned into sports channel ESPN to watch barely formed teenagers reason through the unpredictable English language. Tonight, May 26,…

via Why some English words are so hard to spell — Quartz

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