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Dear February

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I’m pretty sure the same guy who came up with the spelling of Wednesday was responsible for February too. Doesn’t the whole idea of a silent letter seem oxymoronic? Or maybe just plain moronic.

Then there are those words that seem to need letters that just aren’t there. Segue needs a w. And an ay. Cough needs an f. Colonel definitely needs an r.

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Painful Puns #1

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I admit it. I’m a sucker for puns. And, yes, that makes me a pun-sucker. I enjoy the way puns cause me pain and make me laugh at the same time. Enjoy these groaners.

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Write Concisely

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Some people are stingy with money; others are stingy with time. Generally speaking, writers should be stingy with words, because one characteristic of good writing is conciseness.

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Rhymes That Don’t Quite Rhyme

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Bearing shame and scoffing rude
In my place, condemned He stood
Sealed my pardon with His blood
Hallelujah, what a Savior!

I’ve always found this stanza particularly moving from a theological point of view and interesting in a poetic sense.

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