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Time for the fifth installment in the series nobody reads about my generation's grammar, and part two of the ongoing series about how English itself is stupid. Previously I talked about Ph and Gh, Gh twice, I before E and the -ctly that's found in many words. Now for new material.
Let's start with two things about the letter W. 1, one. Yes, one. Notice the lack of a W, and how it's sound remains. Why this isn't pronounced like "own" I cannot fathom. 2, to be summed up, the word "bow"; Bow, like the one on your head, or bow, like you do in the presence of royalty: same word, two definitions, two ways two pronounce. ...Why?
"Oo": let's see here, food, coop... Blood? Flood? Why aren't those "U"s? Blud. But let's keep double O because nothing else says "oo" as in coop, or... soup? ...Um... yeah. I say ditch double O all together. And speaking of ditching letters: C and X, two of the most useless letters ever. C is just K, or S in circumstances that don't always match up (soccer, arcing), And X is just KS or Z, I'm just peeved.
And finally the contraction "won't". Why? Think about it: Won't is "will not"... where did they get the O from? the not? Why isn't it "Win't", or "Willn't" for that matter? Why no just use Shan't? It's the same, but grammatically correct. Why?!
I hope to think up a part three sometime, might not be next, but who knows? I'm hoping to make an impact, but I know you'll have to see the site, see my post, read my post then take it to heart, so please, spread the word.