This is one of my favourite videos on English spelling. Ed Rondthaler was 102 years old, when he recorded it.
[Ed Rondthaler] has been engaged in the spelling reform movement since 1961 and is a strong advocate of the Ripman-Dewey principles of simplification. His writings on spelling reform have been published widely. For his contribution to the reform movement and related areas of typography and letter design he has been awarded an honorary doctorate. (Source)