07 January 2006

blond vs blonde...
before i move on to anything of any value to anyone and/or no one in particular, i've been kind of wondering about something. how do you actually spell the word that describes yellow-ish colored hair... is it blond? or is it blonde? i'm just a little confused, and my mommy is unable to help me out, because she grew up in a time when, apparently, spellings were different for a number of things. for instance, the name of the place you go to see movies and/or plays. when mommy was a little girl, she learned to spell it theatre but now it's spelled theater, right? or the word for the color between black and white. mommy used to spell it grey, but she says people spell it gray these days. she swears she learned to spell tomato... tomatoe. and potato... potatoe (but let's not mock her, okay? i mean, she's never forgotton the spelling lesson pounding dan quale received way back when...). mommy says one of her favorite authors, margaret atwood, dealt with this particular topic in a very subtle fashion (whatever that means) in her book, oryx and crake. also, mommy swears the way people spell certain words since instant messaging has become so popular is beyond abreviated, if not downright non-existent... i luv u, b4 i go i have 2 p... stuff like that. still, these arbitrary spelling changes just seem kind of weird, don't they? granted, mommy's no rocket scientist, so maybe her spelling remembrances are simply incorrect. on the other hand, she didn't just fall off the turnip truck, either, so maybe she is remembering right. who's to say? certainly not me...
who's to care...?
certainly not bobo
certainly not max
and certainly... not me.
It's a poor sort of memory that only works backwards. ~ Lewis Carroll

2 Comments:

Anonymous William McVey said...

Most of the alternate spellings you listed have to do with whether you learned England in Britain or America. A decent article on this phenomena is at http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=1005120800347

22/7/06 10:02 AM  
Anonymous William McVey said...

Err... that should be if you learned *English* in Britain or America.

22/7/06 10:04 AM  

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