Language

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Poster that says: You can't help respecting someone who can spell Tuesday, even if he doesn't spell it right, but spelling isn't everything. There are days when spelling Tuesday doesn't count." from Winnie-the-Pooh

Shades of Spelling – Part III

In writing down the Anglo-Saxon language, Christian monks adapted the Latin alphabet to English, adding extra letters for all the sounds. The arrival of the Normans and their French scribes with their spelling conventions introduced many changes in vocabulary, pronunciation, and spelling. The French scribes opted to keep the spelling […]

ampersand symbol in gold on white backaground

National Ampersand Day

(I’m posting this now because Thursday September 8th is also International Literacy Day. National Ampersand Day is celebrated on September 8th every year to acknowledge this terrific little symbol. Its creation has been attributed to individuals from Roman orator Cicero’s secretary Tiro to 19th century French physicist and mathematician Andre-Marie […]