Forlorn, Frostbitten, Forgettable, February

by Kevin Burton    Most people, hate, February.    My research is not exhaustive, but I have looked into this a little bit. If your research finds otherwise, I will stand corrected.   But I found this:   “February is merely as long as is needed to pass the time until March.”- Dr. J. R. …

Loud Arguments About Silent Letters

by Kevin Burton    When my parents issued me flash cards before kindergarten, I wondered why the work “knife” had a K in it when it didn’t do anything.     All these years later I hear from Merriam-Webster that not just e’s and k’s but all the letters of the English alphabet are silent at …

All The Letters Can Be Silent? Shut Up!

by Kevin Burton    Silent E is so famous it has a song, we all know about that one. We know how the letter e at the end of man, changes the word to mane, for example.    The silent e turns the a from short to long.    But did you know all the …