Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Spellings of the future

[As seen in print.]

Another spelling of the future. Just spell it the way it sounds!

There are indeed “Poke-a-Dots”: children’s books with raised buttons to poke. (Hours of fun, apparently.) But what this writer wanted was polka dots .

And why polka ? For no very good reason. The Oxford English Dictionary: “The use of polka as a trade name developed in the 1840s due to the huge popularity of the dance in that period.” Like fox trot, or macarena, dots.

Other spellings of the future
Aww : Bard-wired fence : Bud : Now : Off : Our : Self-confidance : Where

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