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i'm ready for my close up mr demille
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Location: somewhere slightly west of St. Louis

Ahhh, well, plans with justamy fell through... i'm going to be getting into town too late because they were so late having my load ready last night.... que sera sera

Any of you who have rummaged around my pitiful excuse for a website may have seen this, or you may have seen it somewhere else before, but I've always found it to be rather amusing.

A Plan for the Improvement of English Spelling
by Mark Twain

For example, in Year 1 that useless letter "c" would be dropped to be replased either by "k" or "s", and likewise "x" would no longer be part of the alphabet. The only kase in which "c" would be retained would be the "ch" formation, which will be dealt with later. Year 2 might reform "w" spelling, so that "which" and "one" would take the same konsonant, wile Year 3 might well abolish "y" replasing it with "i" and Iear 4 might fiks the "g/j" anomali wonse and for all. Jenerally, then, the improvement would kontinue iear bai iear with Iear 5 doing awai with useless double konsonants, and Iears 6-12 or so modifaiing vowlz and the rimeining voist and unvoist konsonants. Bai Iear 15 or sou, it wud fainali bi posibl tu meik ius ov thi ridandant letez "c", "y" and "x" -- bai now jast a memori in the maindz
ov ould doderez -- tu riplais "ch", "sh", and "th" rispektivli. Fainali, xen, aafte sam 20 iers ov orxogrefkl riform, wi wud hev a lojikl, kohirnt speling in ius xrewawt xe Ingliy-spiking werld.

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:D hahaha. that guy cracks me up.

when i was in berkeley CA i got to stand inches away from actual letters written by Mark Twain.... they were so sloppy i couldn't make most of the words out but STILL. I thought I'd faint I was so ecstatic.
When i went to nebraska i got to drive through his hometown. i have a t-shirt of Twain with the quote about naked people having little to no influence over society.. Aww, who doesn't love him? One of my favorite classic authors.

hes my great great great great uncle.

call whenyou get to kc anyway, just in case, okay?
tod's coming earlier that expected, but he's far away, too, so you can never tell with drive times.

sho 'nuff... but without a timetable it'll probably be even later... now i don't have anything necessarily to get there for ;-) so i'm playing a game of hearts and leisurely eating lunch :)

testes testes

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