Wednesday, March 23, 2011

apropos nothing

mm, whatever, might just ramble. No real reason .. bits 'n' pieces (why does "i" have to come before "e" before "c" .. ? Or is it 'peaces' after 'see'?

anyway, local feuds .. whateverever. One of these days will begin to understand.

17 comments:

Vincent said...

A propos spelling, at least you were properly educated and know the rules. “Ours not to reason why”.

Local feuds sound a lot more interesting than our national news. Today is Budget Day - the most boring news day of the year, which laid on top of the Libyan War makes it boring and depressing at the same time. I played an old Grateful Dead concert at breakfast time instead.

You are more optimistic than I -- “one of these days will begin to understand”! I understand less each day.

All except for the SPring sunshine. I understand that. It is calling to me. Later, dear Davo!

Davo said...

ah, "National News" .. there are a whole heap of little battles happening. Who gives a shit about "NATIONAL NEWS"????

Davo said...

Am not dead yet, Vincent .. heh. Remain able to fight (more or less). Long story.

Davo said...

Just don't put local crap on the "world wide web".

Davo said...

'atropos'? um, my muddled mind may well have been thinking of 'atrophy', as well. Ah well, am not getting any younger.

Vest said...

Its always I before the E excepting after C, (sometimes). Or not all the time, I think!!!.

John Myste said...

The rule is this: "I" before "E" except after "C" or when the "E" comes before the "I."

Davo said...

Weird. Perhaps one should imbibe more caffeine, develop some policies for the species on bending the rules.

John Myste said...

Very funny, subtle humor, Davo.

These all violate the rule (some you just noted):

ie after c: species, science, sufficient

ei not preceded by c: seize, weird, vein, foreign, eider

Source was Wikipedia

Davo said...

Ah, JM, have been meaning to write some sort of riposte along the lines of .. why do the americans feel the need to take the "you" out of
"humour" and "colour"?

Davo said...

.. and "honour".

John Myste said...

Sound them out. We just corrected the spelling.

Davo said...

Jeez mate, if evrywun did that weed end up a bit confusd, doncha think?

Davo said...

(and yes, did do a quick 'lookup'
http://www.mozealous.com/i-before-e-especially-after-c/)

Davo said...

argumentum ab inconvenienti

John Myste said...

Davo, I did not say that we corrected all of the words. We are correcting them slowly.

Davo said...

mm, looks like a case of "I" before everything else .. heh.