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.
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.
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.
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.