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  •  That spelling rule- (4+ / 0-)
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    Eclectablog, avsp, Roadbed Guy, Inland

    is very, very, weird.

    •  Wow, being a little feisty their are you? (0+ / 0-)

      Oh well, why not seize the opportunity to have some fun??

    •   Most/all of these words (0+ / 0-)

      Are Germanic in origin. So I just made the totally arbitrary assumption that the rule is more logical in that branch of language than it is in its adoptive melting pot language.

      Of course, I don't know German (or any Germanic languayes) at all. So I could be totally wrong.


      © grover

      So if you get hit by a bus tonight, would you be satisfied with how you spent today, your last day on earth? Live like tomorrow is never guaranteed, because it's not. -- Me.

      by grover on Wed May 15, 2013 at 01:49:07 PM PDT

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