Can’t spell worth a – Update

Can’t spell worth a – Update: You may recall my link to a recent story about parents in Florida being upset that their teenage daughters were having problems spelling. It appears now that this spelling issue is also a problem in Knoxville, Tenn. An advertisement for a fragrance from the brand French Connection United Kingdom apparently has some parents upset because they believe the way the company uses just its initials in its advertising is confusing teenagers about the correct way to spell. (Of course it doesn’t help that self-described rock ‘n roll singers also misspell the same word on their tee-shirts.) The school library appears to agree with the parents and so they are pulling from their shelves copies of the magazine in which the ad appears. While I am not an advocate of censorship, I do appreciate this commitment to correct spelling.