20 November 2009

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Rachel.  She usually does her spelling homework with her father. These are the sentences she did with him last week. (The apple does not fall far from the tree folks!)

1. This is my lovely semicolon; it is cooler than a comma, the semicolon has a dot.

2. My friend Betty has a bad case of insomnia which makes her stay up half the night at slumber parties.

3. Bob has a semiannual party every 6 months.

4. The rain kept my cat inactive and sad.

5. Bob's party is informal so everyone was in tee shirts and jeans.

6. My password is so insignificant I could not have one.

7. I sit with my cat and he is only semiconscious about me petting him, he is probably thinking about dinner.

8. My friend is always semi-formal in a tie and dress shoes.

9. I have some semiprecious porcelain dolls, the only value of them is sentimental.

Plan for the Improvement of English Spelling
For example, in Year 1 that useless letter "c" would be dropped to be replased either by "k" or "s", and likewise "x" would no longer be part of the alphabet.
The only kase in which "c" would be retained would be the "ch" formation, which will be dealt with later.
Year 2 might reform "w" spelling, so that "which" and "one" would take the same konsonant, wile Year 3 might well abolish "y" replasing it with "i" and Iear 4 might fiks the "g/j" anomali wonse and for all.
Jenerally, then, the improvement would kontinue iear bai iear with Iear 5 doing awai with useless double konsonants, and Iears 6-12 or so modifaiing vowlz and the rimeining voist and unvoist konsonants.
Bai Iear 15 or sou, it wud fainali bi posibl tu meik ius ov thi ridandant letez "c", "y" and "x" -- bai now jast a memori in the maindz ov ould doderez -- tu riplais "ch", "sh", and "th" rispektivli.
Fainali, xen, aafte sam 20 iers ov orxogrefkl riform, wi wud hev a lojikl, kohirnt speling in ius xrewawt xe Ingliy-spikingwerld. By Mark Twain
(Originally posted on 23 Oct 2006)


  1. I worked briefly as an editor (I know, you can't tell from my ramblings) and the sentence about the semicolon is killing me. I am going to print it out and put it on my noticeboard at work.

  2. She and her father came up with a few other really amusing sentences but I had to make them change them because most of them were 'inside' jokes in our family that no one else would understand.


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