Thursday, August 9, 2012

An English Rebellion: Silent Letters

For many years, the English language has been filled with confusing words and sentences. It is ridden with words with thousands of meanings and meanings with thousands of words. In these segments, I aim at rooting out the issues with language and starting: An English Rebellion

One of the most confusing things about the language is silent letters. Let’s face it. When we come to words we don’t recognize, we can never sound all of them out because who Knows where the silent letter is. This can lead to embarrassment, shame, and confusion for anyone who reads.

“What is my suggestion,” you ask. Well I am glad you asked that…

I say, instead of hiding and pretending these letters don’t exist we embrace them. Pronounce every letter in the world like the sounds we were taught in school. Pronounce the ‘K’ in ‘Know,’ pronounce the ‘P’ in ‘Pneumonia,’ and pronounce the ‘C’ in scissors. When someone says ‘nomes,’ don't pretend it's right. Say, “What’s that? I believe you mean ‘Gnomes.’ You forgot the ‘G.’” No longer are we shackled by the confines of standard speech. We can say the words the way they were meant to be said.

Imagine a world without any silent letters. A world where there is no word you don’t Know. No Surprises awaiting you. That is a world that I dream of.

Silent letters cause confusion all around the world, and with us, we can end that confusion. So dear readers, join with me as we take a stand against the silent letters that have plagued the world for so long. Together we can save the English language.

(To help with the rebellion and do this weeks bonus content, go: HERE)

(To sign the list of rebels, go: HERE)

-The Anon Blogger

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9 comments:

  1. I think you're on to something here! I shall start pronouncing the silent "d" in my last name now!

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  2. haha..yea..at times it becomes difficult to find out that silent letter..wish words were spelled just as they were pronounced!

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  3. I can't wait to start doing this. :)

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    1. Another member begins! Welcome to the Rebellion!!

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  4. Count me in :P
    The sheer joy of people looking at me so puzzled will be worth it! XD

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  5. I've always wondered why they even put it there if it won't be used anyway. :)

    I found you in the blog hop and I followed you via GFC. I hope you can check out my blog as well. It's at whyyyjen.blogspot.com :)

    You might also like to join the Twitter link up! I aim for us to follow each other. Click here: http://whyyyjen.blogspot.com/2012/08/twitter-link-up.html

    Love,
    Jen

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  6. I don’t know if you’re familiar with the Liebster Blog Award, but it’s a great way for bloggers to recognize and encourage each other. It’s a compliment, blogger style. I recently received the award and, because I follow and enjoy your writing, am bestowing it on you. Read my post here http://bakinginatornado.blogspot.com/2012/08/the-liebster-blog-award.html then write you own and link back to me. I hope you’ll enjoy paying it forward as much as I have. Happy blogging.

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