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Pocket’s Best of 2021: Explainers

Why that “expired” food probably isn’t, how English spelling got so weird, and understanding the pandemic stock market boom.

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Typos, Tricks, and Misprints

Arika Okrent

Why is English spelling so weird and unpredictable? Don’t blame the mix of languages; look to quirks of timing and technology.