Monday, October 31, 2005

Why is it the White Sox and not the White Socks?

Slate explains why.

Basically it's that the letter X is just so damn cool.

And also, there was a real spelling-reform movement that claimed "millions of dollars were wasted on printing unnecessary letters." No, really!


Anonymous said...

"Unneccessary" has an unnecessary letter itself.

Anonymous said...

The history of the simplified spelling movement: