Gone Fishin’

This is Write and Day….come in bloggersphere. I repeat, bloggersphere, do you copy?

I’m back baby!
I feel like we should have Lionel Richie playing in the background of my grand re-entrance (Hello? Is it me you’re looking for?). Firstly, I would like to start off by saying that I am truly sorry for my abrupt disappearance from your dashboards/email inboxes! And I know you would all love to hear some fantastical story for my going M-I-A (I’m late I’m late, for a very important date!) but i’m just going to tell you the straight truth. Life has just got in the way.

And yes I know what you are all thinking, “Come on Write and Day, can you think of anything else more cliche than ‘life’” and no, no, not really. But thats just the way it is.

Working, studying, reading, writing, planning, hey I even went to a music festival…

Music Festival

…It’s all just been a bit crazy lately. And as much as it has pained me, I just haven’t had the time! But hopefully, this post will kick us off back into the swing of things, and Write and Day will be back chugging along. So, I’ll see you very soon!

Full speed ahead!

Write and Day, over and out.

Which Witch is Which?

The English language.

It’s the only one I speak…fluently anyway (Oui). But sometimes, and lately has been one of those times,  it just manages to baffle me in all new ways. I heard somewhere a while ago that English is the hardest language to learn, and I don’t know if that is true or not, but seriously I wouldn’t be surprised. It’s just crazy. So, considering there is no time like the present, I thought I would present you with this present of literary questions.

If I have one goose and two geese, why not one moose and two meese?

We here on the bloggersphere are writers who write, and workers who work, so why don’t hammers ham and grocers groce? And why is it that being a ‘wise man’ and a ‘wise guy’ mean the opposite thing, but having a ‘fat chance’ and a ‘slim chance’ mean the same thing?

I mean, how could it possibly be that dose, rose and lose don’t rhyme?

But it isn’t just spelling, I still think that whoever decided putting ‘g’ and ‘h’ together to make an ‘f’ sound (as in cough) is just cruel. Or that saying the word ‘queue’ is the same as saying ‘cue’.

Now if English didn’t confuse you before, I think that just about does it. However, if I still haven’t quite convinced you, just remember that lead and read rhyme and lead and read rhyme, but lead and read don’t rhyme and neither do lead and read…(good luck wrapping your head around that one first go).

And maybe it’s not even because the English language is that difficult, but that we are becoming consistently worse spellers. Now with technology and whatnot, you don’t need to learn spelling rules, that little red squiggle underneath words simply tells you all the answers. But sometimes even this fails us! And come on, you know English is complex when autocorrect doesn’t even know what were trying to say half of the thyme.

Like, Whatever, You Know?

I stumbled across this video the other day, and I can’t quite remember how I found it but I am certainly glad that I did. This is just fantastic. Like, totally, check it out –