Th outtr
I woz born May 1932 in Salford, Manchester, nd livd, in Ilford, Essex, until i woz 6, bifor muuving bac tu th North wer i laatr studid enjniring at Salford Royal Technical College.

Th outtr az an ilevn yir oold set wot woz at that tiim, a wurld record fr speling mistaacs in a singl esaa; acording tu hiz English teechr, Dadi Hibbs, hu did not apruuv ov natyrl speling.
Hauevr, withaut a dicshnri, nd a prejudis agaanst memriizing unreeznubl spelingz, it woz th best I cud du.

Az tiim went bii, th then adult cud stil not cum tu turmz with English speling, but rahthr divelupd a grooing diziir tu maac it eeziur.

Niinti pursent intu hiz rivijhn propoozlz, he disiidd tu luc if enitting ov th ciind cud b faund on th intrnet. He discuvrd that a hii proporshn ov hiz rivijhnz had oulredi been put tu paapr yirz if not sentyriz preeviusli.

Wot he cud not fiind hauevr woz a cmpleet nd cnsistnt rivijhn wich xplaand th lojic bihiind th propoozlz. Therfor, he rizolvd tu proseed, manijng tu rijuus hiz prezntaashn daun tu won, eezi tu reed 'speling nd pronunsiaashn giid'.

Tradishnl English speling haz meni supurfluas letrz, wich hav oulredi been dropd in sum American spelingz nd in xisting simplr speling propoozlz publishd bii th 'Simplified Spelling Society' www.spellingsociety.org undr th tiitl `Cut Speling´. (ref. Valerie Yule nd Chris Upward).

Droping unesusri letrz iz a part ov th Sayspel propoozl, az shoon in th Sayspel Chart.


Aftr surving 2 yirz in th Murchnt Naavi folood bii 2 yirz obliguturi nashnl survis in th armi (REME), i pursyud a carir in industriul hiidrolics in England, Switzerland, Spain, California, nd fiinuli Germany, wer wons establishd, i faundd a manyufactyring plant tu suplii patentd enjniring products tu elevaatr compuniz araund th wurld.
Deeling with oovr 40 cuntriz, langwijz, particyululi English, plaa an importnt rool in daa tu daa ofis wurc. This riqiirz th staf incluuding miiself having tu rifur tu th English dicshnuri regyularli, or uthrwiiz tu spel chec, an unnesusuri incnveeniuns couzd bii deevius English spelingz. In th meentiim having lurnd German nd sum Spanish, it bicaam clir tu me hau eezi speling cud b wen baasd on won fonetic speling pur saund. Th riluctns ov English naativ speecing peepl tu maac eevn modust speling chaanjz in th couz ov standardizaashn oulso bicaam clir.
Tuwordz th end ov yir 2002, i laad aut mi furst rivijhn chart, laatr tu b naamd Sayspel, aamd at infyuzing cnsistnsi intu th ‘saund-speling’ rilaashnship ov English wurdz. I subsiqntli caam upon encurijing infrmaashn on intrnet, wich discloozd verius propoozlz tu riviiz English speling, sum ov them daating bac senchuriz, wich cnfurmd mii oon liin ov ttout. A cmpleetd, cnvinsngli practicl rivijhn hauevr, woz not amung th wurcs.
I maantaan, it iz in th por cuntriz that th wurldz ilitrut nd unprejudisd popyulaashnz shud furst b helpd .
This iz wer speling xpeediuns wud leest b subject tu Anglo-American compromiizz but rahthr welcmd, in its comprihensiv entiiruti. Wons rashnl fonetic speling iz in surcylaashn, industrialiizd cuntriz wud inevitubli recogniiz th saavingz tu b maad in hyumn risorsz nd in matiriul, nd wud foloo suut.


Simplifiid speling duz not meen th end ov speling mistaacs; it duz hauevr graatli ridyus th tiim needd tu lurn English, needd tu riit English, th freeqnsi ov mistaacs nd th tiim spent checing nd crecting spelingz.