Feb 25, 2012

100 Word Challenge for Grown Ups – Week #29: Wednesday

“Wedunsday. Wed - uns - day. Wensday. Arrrghhh, Miss. Why is Wensday spelt Wed - Nes - Day when no-one, no-one in the whole wide world, not even Mr Crampton who says everything properly, like ‘to whom does this belong’, not even he says ‘Wed-Nes-Day’. Poxy word!”
“Georgie!! That will do! I will not have that sort of language in my class.”
“But Miss. It is.” 
“Georgina McFadden, you know perfectly well that one of the glories of English is its heritage. It gives us precision, flexibility and beauty. And some eccentricity.”
“Yes Miss”
“Now class, the spelling of………….Febrewry.”

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