Bits and pieces.....
is what I find in my hand this morning, as I pull things from my scrapbag.
Another piece of equilter.com Halloween.
Counted blessings this morning after a afternoon and evening of heavy storms. A few beat up petunias,and scattered flowers on my patio, buts part of WI and MN experienced tornadoes. I've heard up to 41 homes destroyed south of me, lots and lots of hail damage. One dealership in the Metro area, all 280 new cars in their lot totally destroyed. They reported baseball size (3.5"+) hail hitting the sun roof and windshields ! Actually went right through the roof of some cars. I got a few hail pieces that were golf ball size, but most were between a nickle and a quarter. Still pretty big! No damage to property here . Very fierce winds, probably the strongest I've seen in WI..appeared to be straight line, but it's hard to tell as I'm on the edges of prairie.
Luckily I didn't lose power, and was able to keep on top of weather reports til it was over. It was fast moving, and probably in Michigan or Ill. by now.
Anyway,on a different note, I wondering if others out here have a fascination with words and how they got to be what we use or call things?
Way back in the later 70's with DD#2 and a spelling lesson. She was so proud in (1st or 2nd grade) to get a 100% on her spelling tests. She was so pleased that she had spelled "flower" correctly. As we talked about it, I causally mentioned there is more than one way to spell flower. So of course, being true to HER nature, she didn't believe me. If there were more than one, she wouldn't have gotten it correct in the test.
So I showed her the white stuff I bake with is also called flower, but spelled flour. She still didn't believe me...LOL. Oh well.
Sometime down the road she found out for herself that you spell flower as flour if you are baking with it. And more or less said to me, "huh", there really IS another way to spell flower".
What she didn't realize is that the mulitple spellings a word that is pronounced the same way, is a little game I play with myself. Gotta keep those gray cells stimulated!!
Last night I was laying in bed, waiting for sleep to find me, and I began thinking. Already...a bad thing when you need to sleep.
What word might have the MOST possible spellings for the same pronounciation??? I can think about this one for a long time now...LOL
But here's one I came up with:
seems like I had one more, but I must have fallen asleep right about then..*VBG*
How about you? Horse-hoarse? Blue-blew? Do young people still have the vocabulary skills that the schools used to emphasize? Does it matter? Probably not, but language is such a rich gift we all share, seems a shame.
In college bound English, as a senior, we were given a list of 20 vocabulary words a day, to memorize the spelling and know the definiation. I probably will never forget the defination of osmosis...LOL
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