Susan 🐝 Rooks, The Grammar Goddess

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Fonics for this Friday Funday or Phonics phor this Phriday Phunday!

Never laugh at your girlfriend's
choices. You're one of them.

Word Porn

Isn't it fascinating and aggravating to realize how many words are written in English as you see in the headline? Why do we need a "ph" to take the place of the letter "f"? I mean, really. Isn't the letter "f" enough"? Who on earth decided so many years ago that "ph" could and should stand in for "f"? I sure with they'd left well enough/enuf alone!

Oh, then there's the word "enough." It ends in an "f" sound, right? So shouldn't it be written "enuf"? Sure would be simpler. And for more on that, check out the bonus below.

BONUS

Meanwhile, back at the Friday Funday idea -- here are a few memes that I hope you'll enjoy as you end your workweek today (if you do) and slide gently into the weekend.

The next two are from Admin Martin Wright:

Yesterday | saw a book titled
‘How to solve 50% of
your problems’

So | bought two books

“1 don't have any answers. I'm a non-prophet.”

From CRM Consultant John Marrett:

ONE HASIITS CLAWS NRCG
ITS PAWS; /AND ONE; IS APAUSE
ATLTHE ENDIOF A'CLAUSE


And many of you will hear the ditty all day long ...

ri never forget, when he wag

bee a
M MOM

Somebody waited their whole life to
write this serial number


I can't promise it's true, but it's sure weird how this one word works so well when a single letter is taken out and a real word remains.

gE VOLVO
| Z2ZzZ7z7em

20 HHH

 

3X NNNNNNN

I’ve reached the age
where I respond to your
10:37 PM text at 6:05 the

next morning.

From Larry Boyer of SuccessRockets.com:

Your retardation is disadvantageous.
| propound you all vamoose with
great importunity.

Oh crap! It's
a Thesaurus!

LLADGEUROTL RG CUTS TAT

Yo, sentence,
Vea let yu firs, wt
tis is one of the mest
sefual omens of dll time!
oF ALL Tire!

a, b, and ¢

And in fond memory of a wonderful, big-hearted man -- Shawn McCarthy -- who died way too young and who loved jokes and puns -- this is in memory of him from his warm and lovely widow, Linda McCarthy:

Elta

Which one is YOUR favorite today?

Many of these funnies come from Facebook pages that you can access any time you need a few more good laughs. My favorites areΒ Single Dad Laughing,Β I am not a grammar cop,Β Language Cranks Redux,Β Pun Based Humor,Β The Valley of Pun Memes,Β Wrong Hands,Β Tickle my Punnybone, andΒ Tannuzzo Copywriting.

If you laughed at anything here today, please share the fun (phun) in different (dipherent) hives, OK? Let's spread the laughter (lafter) far (phar) and wide!Β 


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#11
Oh my goodness, Praveen Raj Gullepalli! That's delightful, and thank you for making me laugh!
#12
OMG, Ken Boddie! You have outdone yourself with that! And I'm going to use it in this week's Friday Funday and point everyone to YOU!
#13
I love those names you showed us, Neil Smith! How on earth did the mountain's name get pronounced Ben Vane with those letters? Wow. And yeah -- I saw that ghoti one back a few years and just had to laugh. Thanks so much for taking the time to comment!
#10
Thanks so much, Cyndi wilkins! Yeah, poor math indeed.

Neil Smith

3 years ago #12

Can't top the Math problem one. Apart from the Scottish place names that simply don't work in English ie. Milngavie, pronounced Mulguy or the mountain Beinn Mheaddhoin, pronounced Ben Vane my favourite English pronunciation example is "ghoti" where the "GH" from enough, the "O" from women and the "TI" from fiction come together to make up "fish". It's nonsense but logical nonsense.

Ken Boddie

3 years ago #11

The urinal serial, Is fun joke material, And the top cat’s clause, Gives reason to pause, Then Spiderman’s mum, Sure sounds like she’s fun, But out of the rest, Surely the best, Is the eloquent text, Of Thesaurus Rex.

Cyndi wilkins

3 years ago #10

I commented on this gem over on LI...But I do not see it appearing in my activity feed so I'll post it h ere too;-) I got a kick out of all of them but felt sorry for Math...poor thing can't spell:-( Maybe that's the 'probelm'...Lol!!
#8
Just phabulous, Lisa Vanderburg, and I phreely conphess that I didn't pheel phoolish at all with today's Phriday Phunday post. Dear God. Enough! ;-)

Lisa Vanderburg

3 years ago #8

I phlatly rephuse to phall phor this phastidious and phrivolous phriday phunnies! Or have I been infected by alliteration?? Fun, Susan \ud83d\udc1d Rooks, the Grammar Goddess!
And thank you for sharing it, Debasish Majumder! Much appreciated.
#3
And thank YOU for sharing it, Pascal Derrien! Much appreciated.
#4
Oh, my, Wayne Yoshida, Lily Tomlin! I loved her shtick as Ernestine! Thanks for a trip down memory lane.

Wayne Yoshida

3 years ago #4

Thanks for the Share Pascal Derrien, so it came into my feed. . . Susan \ud83d\udc1d Rooks, the Grammar Goddess - This always reminds me of phunny phonetics I sometimes hear from "non-radio" people. There are standardized, international words that help increase accuracy across non-native English speakers. But every once in a while, especially at work, I have to insert funny phrases, mostly inspiration from Lily Tomlin as The Operator (Ernestine): "That's 'P' as in 'phone' and 'X' as in 'Xerox.'

Debasish Majumder

3 years ago #3

nice buzz Susan \ud83d\udc1d Rooks, the Grammar Goddess! enjoyed read and shared. thank you for the buzz.
#1
Yup, I LOLed when I saw it, Joel Anderson!

Joel Anderson

3 years ago #1

Itsy bitsy. OMG

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