Weirdness on a Wednesday

Whensday or Wensday that is what you sound like to my ears, but those looks just don’t suit you. Maybe because I’m used to spelling you the way I was taught to spell you.  Oh well here are some other American English oddities……

1. Moose  – singular.   Moose – plural.

2. Goose – Singular.  Geese – plural.

3. House – Singular.  Houses – Plural.

4. Mouse – Singular.  Mice – Plural.

5. Phone not fone

6. Free not phree

7. King not cing

8. Cat not kat

You see where I’m going with this? Language is weird but necessary. This is my native language and I think know that I don’t have it mastered and I probably never will. (lol) My goal is to have enough control that I can effectively write the stories that I choose to write, then have those words understood by those who read them.

Random thought alert – Can you imagine if an entire book was written using text language/spelling? Editors on that one would end up looney for their effort. Hmmm…maybe I could…Nah!  I’ll stick with the boring normal way of spelling.

What sort of Wednesday (wensday) are you having?

7 thoughts on “Weirdness on a Wednesday

  1. Frustrating, lol. My cable company pushed some sort of update onto our DVR box, and now it’s stuck in an endless loop. So I’ve spent at least a couple hours googling for solutions, calling customer support, and begging the universe to just make it work already! Sigh… Time for lunch and then getting down to business, I think.

    • I can sympathize with your tech support problems. When talking to our phone company, my dad once had to hold two phones together to get two people from different departments to talk to each other- and they were in the same building! I wish you better luck!

    • Well carp. I hope it works itself out soon. I will think working -out- the-kinks-in-your-DVR thoughts your way. And if you find yourself still frustrated or thinking about it whilst you write, then write a short story about the DVR. May just make you giggle about it. Really thought I do hope it gets straightened out.

  2. Haha! Here’s some more weird english oddities:
    How come noses run, but feet smell?
    “Quite a lot”, and “Quite a few” are both large amounts.
    Why is Lisp so hard to say for a person who has one?
    Oversee and Overlook mean opposite things.

    You think Wednesday is weird; what about February! 🙂

  3. What’s even more confusing are the different spelling rules between English and American English…I always forget which is witch. The problem of starting a degree in America, then finishing in England. Then marrying a Brit and moving back to America. Then having halfies who speak like the little mutants that they are. I’m very confused. I think your phonetic spelling would cure me!

    • Little mutants – lol. 🙂 You may be confused but I like the way you use both languages together. Kinda of like a language-fusion. 🙂 It’d be weird to read a book with only the phonetic spellings, weird but fun. 🙂

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