Ambivalent Skeptic

March 1, 2011

How to share a trivial issue

Filed under: Perspective,Rules — Clint1911 @ 10:17 am

First the three rules….

Clint’s Rules

1 Do nothing counter-productive.
2 Do not complain about a problem unless you are part of the solution.
3 Do not tell people they are wrong without telling them how to be right!

I’m going to give you two rants. Which one do you prefer?

#1
“When” rhymes with “Hen” so it makes sense that it has a “W” in front. So why is “Went” is “When” with a “T” at the end so why isn’t it spelled “Whent”?

And what about “What”? It does not rhyme with “Hat”
But “Wut”??? No, Thank, You.

[Note: The above violates rule three.}

#2
“When” rhymes with “Hen” so it makes sense that it has a “W” in front. However, “Went” is “When” with a “T” at the end so it makes prefect sense to spell it “Whent”. Which I sometimes do when I’m typing fast. It’s still wrong, but it seems right. Well, right-ish…

Then there is “What” which does not rhyme with “Hat” and thank goodness, because I would hate to have to spell whut, wut, or wuat. It is a simple matter that the “a” in “What” is different than the “a” in “Whack”.

#1 is clever and funny but it is talking <down to you.
#2 takes a little bit longer to write but is a friendly conversation where you are brought in an a journey of thoughts.

Bonus:
Want: as in I want to buy a new gun. (This is a gun blog after all)
Start with the word “on”

On
Hon
Whon
Whont
Want

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