Sunday, September 16, 2012
Imagine! from Aisey
Dear Word Spy,
Imagine if we didn't have the word swim! I suppose someone would make up another word, but pretend that didn't happen. I mean, it's easy to say ' I go swimming' but to explain is hard. You have got to tell them about how to move your:
How to float. How to breath. How to...You get the point. Wouldn't it be VERY HARD just to tell a person you go swimming?
Y is English so weird. Y can't we spell:
I know we sometimes do that in messages, but Y not normally?
My name is hard to pronounce the first time you C it. My name is Aisley. Ais means...a....three...three....
toed....a three toed.....slo.................. .............................. .t...h. Never mind about that...Please reply and answer these questions!
-Your Three Toed Sloth friend,
Wow, what a remarkable message - I love the way you describe how wonderful language is, through dissecting the simple word SWIM. How right you are - oops, I mean how right U R. Hmm, I guess if we only spoke in letters we wouldn't B A bl 2 s A 2 much!
Is your name pronounced Ashlee? Or something else. Now, there is a name Ursula which has lots of different ways to say it. You can say Ersh-a-la or Ers-you-la or Oors-oo-la or even Ers-la. (I rather like the first one myself.)
But the BIG question is - are you REALLY a three-toed sloth? Or is that an AI??????????????
yours with a splash,
The Word Spy