© 2013 by Raymond Alexander Kukkee.
Y is for Your, You’re, and Yore too. In days long gone, days of yore that would be, it may be recorded that the English language was much admired for it’s trickery and common-sounding words now known as homophones. Perhaps they came with a wink or a wee inclusion of the Irish, Scot, or Welsh. Today one might be more tempted to use the dialect version of ‘your’ being ‘ ‘yer’ –as in “up ‘yer kilt”. Go figure.
‘Tis why the language is beautiful, is it not?”
Unlike in the days of yore, your improper selection of the correct synonym or homophone could result in revelations of illiteracy in the upper class, or at the very least, might earn one poor grades in middle school accompanied by a dunce cap and immediate and stern admonishments from buttoned, top-hatted and bespectacled teachers of English. All of that for poor writing skills. Your mind image here might be Scroogified, at best.
Today most people do not bother; we are are displeased only if such perturbing defects bother one’s sense of grammar, wizzardly protocol or self-entertainment with faded memories of an arcane language once perfected. Should you always write what you think is right, and pay no attention otherwise to other purveyors of chicken-track scribbles? Hm…that reminds me. See what good comes out of yore?
Perhaps you’re one of the contented and secret, quill-yielding, literate
lunatics fascinating old geezers people that delight in, twisttittiling the twistification of wordlings and wordettes words to salsify your own wintickling wonderful but whackified weird sense of parsnipperies particularities in prose, adding spice to life, and creating bad habits which you shall wear to the gravy. Habitually? Off to the nunnery with you, we laugh raucously. ‘Tis in black and white habits are written.
Do you have any favourite homophones?
Ready or not, you’re on the right track. Get used to it, Jack. Be unique. Your secret will be safe with me, just like in times of yore. That’s why ‘Y’ is for ‘Your, You’re and Yore.
Is that Incoming I hear?
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