Daylight Saving Time begins in the U.S. on Sunday, March 11, and it is often difficult to adapt to the changing of the clocks.
In order to help people around the world better adjust to time changes, our judges have come up with The Top Five Ways To Improve The Time Change, along with a few comments.
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In order to see if I can find some answers to questions that perplex me, I thought I would write down a few of the most recent items I have been wondering about. This is part two of my list.
You can read part one here.
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Many things in life baffle and bewilder me.
In order to see if I can find some answers, I thought I would write down a few of the most recent items I have been wondering about.
Continue reading “A few questions about facial tissues, semicolons, doughnut holes and other important topics”
It’s funny how changing one letter can make a huge difference in how a word is pronounced in the English language. It tends to make the language confusing, but also fun to think about.
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After spending much of the last week dealing with the flu, I felt it was important to share some of my thoughts and experiences. Continue reading “Flu fighter, my battle with the flu”
As a parent, I have watched children conquer physics, learn new languages and reach great academic heights, yet still apparently be clueless about how the dishwasher works.
It is one of the great mysteries of life, and it often baffles me. Do they think the dishes get clean just from setting them in the sink? Why not just put the dishes right into the dishwasher? Do they not realize that you can decipher if the dishwasher is clean or dirty by opening it and looking inside?
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It must be difficult to moderate even the moderate portions of the English language.
The language is tricky to read because words often have different meanings and sounds between the first and second times they are read. This tends to make even some of our most distinguished words difficult to distinguish. Often, the buffet of pronunciations buffets and torments me.
If reading content makes you content, then you should know that homographs are words that are spelled the same but have different meanings, while heteronyms are words that are spelled the same but have different meanings and pronunciations.
I was thinking about this while studying my profile in the mirror today for a minute, so I decided to profile a few of these words in a short (some might even say minute) story. I have yet to perfect my writing skills so that I can write the perfect story, though, so I hope that my subject matter here does not subject you to boredom. Continue reading “Heteronyms and homographs prove that you can lead a horse to a can of water, but you can’t make him use a lead pencil”