"Spelling and Pictures" mark twain dialog. Realm Literature
According to Mark Twain, spelling in print magazines only benefit an elitist few who have grown fond of the old form, but serve to impede the functionality of the language, so that it fails to fulfill its primary duty to communicate ideas and emotions. Therefore, language should be simplified in favor of the broader audience, and that the grotesque old form concerned with downright ridiculous and redundant words be done away with.The more or less carefree color to the dialog to some extent masks the importance to the obstacle staying tackled. All because its self-appointed “keepers” have grown so fond of the old form, language in print media was failing as an effective tool for communication. Twain mockingly product labels the earlier shape a family group tumors, which illustrates the absurdity of keeping an issue that makes damage for the health of emotional value for money. If the proverbial one percent represented by the minority of the readership/authors persist in their selfishness, but he points out that the future of the medium and the access of the people to information are both at stake, and that both are in peril of being lost. By stating his intentions clearly by the end of his essay, twain gives an ultimatum: either we cling to tradition or perish, or we move where the tide of change leads.