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It Just Might Work – One-liner Wednesday #1linerWeds

 

 

Image courtesy of Pinterest and Cheezeburger

 

 

 

 

This post is part of One-liner Wednesday:

One-Liner Wednesday – Chilly Day for a Swim

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Why the English Language Makes No Sense

Terri Herman-Ponce

Come on now. We’re all thinking it.

The English language is W.E.I.R.D.

Cough. Dough.
How. Low.
Meat. Great. Threat.

I mean, seriously. Right?

So, today, I wanna see just how much I can make your head spin. Though you might want to consider taking some aspirin first. Or a good, strong drink.

Ready?

Great.

Now, here’s why the English language makes no sense…


Because our spelling is confusing.

Consider this. If you took the rules of English spelling to heart and wanted to spell the word potato with those rules, this is what would happen:

If GH can stand for P as in ‘hiccough’,
If OUGH can stand for O as in ‘dough’,
If PHTH can stand for T as in ‘phthisis’,
If EIGH can stand for A as in ‘neighbor’,
If TTE can stand for T as in ‘gazette’,
If EAU can stand for O as in ‘plateau’,
Then…

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Happy St. Paddy’s Day – Caturday Edition

In honor of both St. Patrick and St. Gertrude (the patron saint of cats whose day is also today), here is a Caturday edition of St. Patrick’s Day pictures.

 

 

(images found on Pinterest)


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Will Write for Chocolate…

Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog

Four frame Cartoon showing two girls, one holding a manuscript.

Frame one: Eliza, congrats on finishing your novel! I’d be happy to critique it, if you’d like.

Frame two: Whoa, let me hold onto my fantasy at least for one moe day.

Frame three: Fantasy? I thought your book had a contemporary setting.

Frame four: I meant my fantasy of having written a perfect novel that needs no revision.

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