SoCS: The Sun Will Come Up

For this week’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday, Linda Hill is asking bloggers to use “a word you have to look up.” You know…spelling a word that doesn’t make sense when you have to spell it. The difficulty of the English language. The words that make us scratch our heads and question the meaning of a language that has it’s roots in long-ago Anglo-Saxon culture and a combination of Latin, Greek, French, German and Dutch words and pronunciations. Maybe your wordRead more

Ten Cent Words

Early one morning at work… A co-worker and I were discussing why one of our Supervisors had reserved the conference room. Actually, it was more like guessing. When the conference room is reserved, the purpose of its use is not always clear. Sometimes the room is only reserved by name and the time period due to confidentiality – personnel issues, interviews, etc. We were wondering if it was a confidential thing, a meeting, or something else. Given our similar senseRead more

I Cant Hardly Not

“I never made a mistake in grammar but one in my life and as soon as I done it I seen it.” ~Carl Sandburg~ I cant hardly not Use goodly grammar Its not in me. I cant hardly not Except past tents or spell write in a spelling be I cant hardly not Like them those commas Because I prefers a dot I cant hardly not Take your grammar advise Already I has got I cant hardly not Put tooRead more

SOCs: Waiting on a Prompt

It’s Friday, 4:57 pm. I’m waiting on a prompt, waiting on a word that I’ll insert [HERE] Wondering if I can rhyme it with something or nothing or a noun that sounds like [INSERT HERE]. Perhaps there is a story within [INSERT HERE]. It’s hard to write a story without [INSERT HERE]. Linda? Hello? It’s Friday, 5:02 pm. Still waiting on a prompt. Linda is probably busy writing her post with a prompt and the new SOCs badge, created byRead more

SOCs: Spell my Name

Spell my name, spell my name If a noun is around you Say baby I love a place or thing If you ain’t down with the letters… Spell my name, spell my name You spellin’ kinda shady Mary is not spelled baby Why can’t you get it right? Spell my name, spell my name If a verb  is around you Say baby I love the action But if you ain’t bustin’ a move… Spell my name, spell my name You spellin’ kinda shady Mary is not spelled babyRead more

Alphabet Math

That would be me. From Wikipedia: “Elementary algebra differs from arithmetic in the use of abstractions, such as using letters to stand for numbers that are either unknown or allowed to take on many values. For example, in x+2=5 the letter x is unknown, but the law of inverses can be used to discover its value: x=3. In E = mc2, the letters E and m are variables, and the letter c is a constant, the speed of light inRead more

It Doesn’t Work That Way

Mom and I had a wonderful visit on Saturday. Given mom is minus a hearing aid at the moment, we were able to converse fairly well. I had to spell a couple of words for her, but that will occur even with two hearing aids. Our conversation drifted from parents to siblings, to her own mother’s cooking, to how the food at the home sucks, to her children, to “why doesn’t your brother get married?” These are many of theRead more