14 October 2008
08 October 2008
I know some Democrats who are respectable persons, but they, sadly, are the exception to the rule. The party in general has become a rabblement of liars, libertines, hypocrites, and commissars.
Why is the "c" in the second syllable of "Connecticut" silent? The reason why this same letter goes unsounded in another place-name, that of the ancient city Ctesiphon, is that we've borrowed the Latin spelling but Anglicized the pronunciation. "Connecticut," by contrast, comes from an American Indian language, which would not have been written anyway at the time that the word was adopted into English. If the word is merely spoken in the same way as the Indians would have done, what the heck is that second "c" doing there?