Linguist, lexicographer, radio host, public speaker

Organizing Our Marvellous Neighbours

A guy who has been sending tip-offs on new words and slang for years, Joe Clark of Toronto, did some independent research into Canadian English spellings, looking at everything from blogs to literature to yogurt (not “yogourt”) containers.

Canadian spelling really exists, he found, but it’s under threat from spellcheckers, which let American and British spellings sail through even if you’ve told the software to use Canadian. (Joe’s also an activist, advocate, and expert on closed-captioning.)

The book is Organizing Our Marvellous Neighbours: How to Feel Good About Canadian English.

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Grant Barrett