The reason that the longer ‘axe’ has prevailed over the shorter, more phonetic ‘ax’ is that the pronunciation of this word happens to coincide with the widely prevalent substandard pronunciation of ‘ask’ (which is also sometimes written ‘ax’). Educated people seek to distance themselves from this substandard status by using the longer form ‘axe’ in … Continue reading ‘ax’ versus ‘axe’
- sounds like a foundation built on SAND (swirling aphorisms nearly delirious).
I knew I shouldn’t have put the ‘rename’ key next to the ‘delete’ key.
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And Richard Cory, one calm summer night,Went home and put a bulletin through our heads.
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What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world, but suffers the loss of his soul-mate?
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