984New Topic: Spellings of that word.
- Apr 23, 2008Word for the day: Bransle
Task: List all the spellings you've seen over the years.
Subtask: Group into 'valid spellings' and 'what the heck? spellings'.
Subtask: Order each group by best, most correct, most often seen to
worst, least correct, rare.
Subtask: Justify your classifications and rankings.
Final task: Enjoy my little story about feast at Spring Spears this
year. Our server brought out a lovely dish of green peas and told us,
"Now, there's only one per table so you will have to share." I quipped,
"If we don't and get in a fight over them, would it be considered a
'Pease Bransle'?". She must have known what I was talking about because
she gave me a look and then nearly upended them on my head.
'Merry' Toirdhealbhach Mirywoder Lutre
Shire of Standing Stones; Formerly: Philippe Sebastian LeLutre
Christian M. Cepel --- 573.999.2370 --- Columbia, MO
ICQ:12384980 YIM/AOL:Bramblethorne MSN:Merry@ShireOfS.....
'Toirdhealbhach' anglicized Tirloughe (1576), modernly 'Turlough',
pronounced 'TIR' or 'TUR' + 'low', 'logh', 'lock', or 'loch'
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