All those TV commercials aren’t helping Billy with his spelling!

Some of the alternative spellings (“creme” for “cream” when a company isn’t using the real thing) are necessary. Others are attempts to be cute or different.

Luckily Billy (and the rest of us) can use spellcheck for most writing projects. And we can remember that spelling doesn’t correlate with writing ability (FDR couldn’t spell many simple words).ww