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Eagle Harbor Spectrum #3

May 8, 2014
Eagle Harbor Spectrum #3; Oil on Canvas Panel 6" x 8"

Eagle Harbor Spectrum #3; Oil on Canvas Panel 6″ x 8″

A sunset based upon observations while in Door County. This is one of twelve new works delivered to Woodwalk Gallery for the 2014 season.

English is the Silliest Language

“We’ll begin with a box and the plural is boxes,  but the plural of ox is oxen, not oxes. Then one fowl is goose but two are called geese, yet the plural of mouse should never be meese.

You may find a lone mouse or a whole set of mice, yet the plural of house is houses not hice. If the plural of man is always called men, why shouldn’t the plural of pan be pen?

If I speak of a foot and you show me your feet, and I give you a boot, would a pair be called beet? If one is a tooth and a whole set are teeth, why shouldn’t the plural of booth be called beeth?

Then one may be ‘that’ and three would be ‘those’, yet hat in the plural wouldn’t be hose, and the plural of cat is cats and not cose. We speak of a brother and also of brethren, but though we say Mother, we never say Metheren.

Then the masculine pronouns are ‘he’, ‘his’, and ‘him’, but imagine the feminine ‘she’, ‘shis’ and ‘shim’.  So English, I fancy you all will agree, is the silliest language you ever did see!”   –  Unknown

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