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Definition of Orthography

The science of spelling by the eye instead of the ear.  Advocated with more heat than light by the outmates of every asylum for the insane.  They have had to concede a few things since the time of Chaucer, but are none the less hot in defence of those to be conceded hereafter.
  A spelling reformer indicted
  For fudge was before the court cicted.
      The judge said:  'Enough --
      His candle we'll snough,
  And his sepulchre shall not be whicted.'

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The Devil's Dictionary
by Ambrose Bierce, 1911


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