Duel Comets in the Night Sky

Now read it again if you didn’t notice it the first time.

Have you noticed it yet? If not, read again.

Give up?

Well, let’s start with my question. Does the challenger pick the weapons? Are 16th century English duelling rules in effect, or French? Will the duellers use pistols, or swords, or spears, or grenades? What, exactly, will be the weapon of choice?

Perhaps they’ll just hurl insults at each other.

Or, no, wait! I’ve got it! They’ll call each other nasty names. "Hey, you, your mother was a snowball!" "Your father was a wussy snowman! I bet my father can outmelt your father!"

Now you’ve clued in?

This headline was from the national Sri Lankan television news program. Evidently, no one there knows how to proofread. Or they just don’t understand word usage. Just cuz two words sound the same don’t mean you can use them interchangeably. You know.

Oh, butt maybe there two dumb too no better.

Which reminds me of something I received from one of my email lists.

Eye have a spelling checker
It came with my pea sea
It plainly marques four my revue
Miss steaks eye kin knot sea.
Eye strike a key and type a word
And weight for it to say
Weather eye am wrong oar write
It shows me strait a weigh.
As soon as a mist ache is maid
It nose bee fore two long
And eye can put the error rite
Its rare lea ever wrong.
Eye have run this poem threw it
I am shore your pleased two no
Its letter perfect awl the weigh
My checker tolled me sew!

–Curtis Disbrow









Author: LMAshton
Howdy! I'm a beginner artist, hobbyist photographer, kitchen witch, wanderer by nature, and hermit introvert. This is my blog feed. You can find my fediverse posts at https://a.farook.org/Laurie.

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