What a weird day
Who knew humps and Wedneses were one and the same?
What is a wednes anyways? let’s look it up in the dictionary shall we? Yea well wednes is not a word and if you break it down further, wed; to marry and nes; um… not elsewhere specified?
Ok well never mind that.
Today’s Mental Moment…
is about the English language.
Words and their meanings and how we have words that sound the same but are spelled different, words that mean the same but are not even similar, words which mean more than one thing..
Oh it goes on. It is maddening sometimes. Can you imagine trying to learn the English language? I mean if you didn’t already know it? It is really a miracle of sorts we can communicate effectively at all.
Well I could further posit, or offer further posits but you are in luck. Today I have Larry the Cucumber to help out. Some of you may remember School House Rock? Those little cartoon blurbs between cartoons on Saturday mornings where they tried to sneak in education? Like we didn’t notice but they were fun and I can say I learned a few things I may not have paid attention to in school. It’s really a crapshoot whether I learned them from TV or at school although I can remember some of the School House Rock even after all these years. Of course I remember school too, so who really knows? The nose knows, or something nothing like that.
To your Mental State, whatever it may be.
(not to be confused with what State is home for your mental…and you.. ok ..)
- Misused English terminology (termcoord.wordpress.com)
- A Dictionary of Victorian Slang (1909) (publicdomainreview.org)
- Name the 25 Most Common Three-letter Words (heslahhouse.wordpress.com)