Tuesday, August 23, 2022

I lost all my browser bookmarks this morning...

 ...and then, after spending the rest of the day trying to get them restored, I ran into the cartoon, below.  It seemed apt, somehow.

We forget how much of our current capabilities depends on maintaining very, sophisticated systems and networks.  Thanks to ReignOfReads on Facebook for the reminder.

Saturday, August 13, 2022

Are the letters "ueue" really silent?

Thanks to Good Book Fairy on Facebook for the following observations.

And now the question of the day.  If "queue" is a BLUE MOON word, are "ueue" really silent letters or are they technically the "oooo" sound?


Wednesday, August 10, 2022

What the Speaker Means vs What the Listener Hears!

Thanks to Andrew Owen at ESL English Teachers (Off2Class Official) group on Facebook.

I have one more of my own:

What the Japanese delegate says: "That would be very difficult." 

What the Japanese delegate means: "No!" 

What the American delegate hears: "Make some practical suggestions to help us work this out!"