Currant and current are words beginning at cu which are spelled correctly - dependent on their meaning of course! See how many more you know in this KS3 quiz.
"I don't see any use in having a uniform and arbitrary way of spelling words. We might as well make all clothes alike and cook all dishes alike. Sameness is tiresome; variety is pleasing." - Mark Twain
Do you agree with Twain? Is there something pleasing in spelling words however you choose? Does it matter if another person has to put some effort into deciphering your writing? It probably depends upon who your reader is. If it is a teacher, an employer, or a customer, you will want to make yourself as easy to understand as possible.
But what of all the fun ways you can spell words in messages to friends? Abbreviations can also be a way of communicating between a group of people who understand them. Word games, too, are based on the many strange qualities of language, and one of the most enjoyable aspects of playing such games is the level of difficulty and effort involved in deciphering, solving or creating a word puzzle. So perhaps Twain was onto something!
Have some fun with this spelling quiz.
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