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SPELLING, The art of putting the proper letters in words.
     2. It is a rule that when it appears with certainty what is meant, bad spelling will not avoid a contract; for example, where a man agreed to pay thirty pounds, he was held bound to pay thirty pounds; and sentence was holden to be seventeen. Cro. Jac. 607; 10 Coke, 133, a; 2 Roll. Ab. 147.
     3. Even in an indictment undertood has been holden as understood. 1 Chit. Cr. Law.
     4. A misspelling of a name in a declaration, will not be sufficient to defeat the plaintiff, on the ground of variance between the writing produced, and the declaration, if such name be idem sonans; as Kay for Key. 16 East, 110; 2 Stark. 29; Segrave for Seagrave. 2 Str. 889. See Idem Sonans.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Improving the generalization of sound/symbol knowledge: Teaching spelling to kindergarten children with disabilities.
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“The first edition of the Oxford Dictionaries Spelling Challenge tested common misspellings such as 'dissapoint' instead of 'disappoint', 'ocurred' instead of 'occurred', and 'definately' instead of 'definitely'.
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On September 14, 2008, the Calgary Herald reported the publication of the Oxford Canadian Spelling Bee Dictionary (Barber, Pontisso, Fitzgerald, & Devries, 2008), co-edited by Katherine Barber, the editor of the Canadian Oxford Dictionary.
Thankfully, she reads a lot and is good at spelling."
The study begins by looking at a particular kind of non-standard spelling that Ryan (2010) terms constructed homophony.
Plum Grove Junior High School student Calvin Franke will be making a return appearance at the Scripps National Spelling Bee near Washington, D.C.
Washington: Balu Natarajan correctly spelled the word "milieu" to win the Scripps National Spelling Bee in 1985.
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