Oh well. Guess it's just my mopey time of month. Still miss people, though. And rping. Like, group rping on LJ. But every time I try to get back into it, either I get distracted in the process or I get into a game that ends up being a dud. Mrr.
Oh, and tomorrow is going to be AMAZING at work, I can already tell. Because we were in the news AGAIN, so I'm sure everyone and their dog will be in screeching their heads off at us.
But! Happiness! Right!
krillia: and zee/zed joins the ranks with to-may-to, to-ma-to as things I want to smash my head against the desk about.
Me: ... I'm almost scared to ask which they say is 'proper'
Krill: because it's American English, which for some reason is the standard. No matter that most of the rest of the English-speaking world, all 53 other countries of it, use zed.
Me: oh well, who cares about the Brits, anyway?
Krill: and it's not like Americans don't know what zed IS.
Me: ......I would bet you a large portion don't
Krill: ....at least not ones of reasonable intelligence levels.
Me: same difference
Krill: seriously, though. Most of the major English-speaking countries use zed. And, quite frankly, as someone trying to teach the alphabet with its legion of similiar-sounding letters I'm all for not having another one to mess of with the gee/bee/pee, etc.
Krill: plus all my kids seem to have already LEARNED it as zed, which is the really confusing thing. Across the board in my schools.
Krill: but, yes. If it was just a case of America vs England that would be one thing.
Krill: I mean...choose whichever you damn well please.
Krill: But when you've got Australia, Canada, and all the English-speaking countries of Africa using "zed" I don't see the problem with teaching it. How many times are you going to have a conversation about the letter Z anyway? ^^;
Me: oh irony
Me: sorry. just... conversation about z and then your last bt
Me: apparently often enough is the answer
Krill: I am an English teacher. -_-
Krill: I recall two conversations in recent times, this one. Both regarding this same thing though.
Krill: one with Kevin, where we were goofing off and pretending to get really pissed off over it. We scared people. ^^;
Krill: *including this one
Krill: blargh. Whatever. It's mostly frustrating because of how all the kids already DO know zed for whatever reason.
Me: probably BECAUSE it's one less for the e/b/g/p/v brigade
Krill: it's kind of annoying when they have something right and I have to tell them it's wrong. -_-
Krill: at least to-may-to/to-mah-to I can pretend it's wrong because they're using the Japanese word.
Krill: Z...doesn't have a Japanese word. It's just Z.
Krill: (although C might like to argue that, given how often it is regulated to having to be し)
Me: poor C
Krill: H has issues too. It's often ecchi. ^^;
Me: *giggles* poor H
Krill: it just sits there, being a nice word to start of such useful words as happy and hat (and get used completely confusingly in through), and now everyone thinks its a pervert.
Me: well, but it does also make appearances in words like hips and heavy breathing, so what do you expect?
Krill: and hormone
Me: and it's always pairing off with t and then s and then g and then c and it just can't make up its mind
Me: a slutty letter, H
Krill: is that why E hates it so much in words like herb?
Me: unless you're British. then you pronounce the H
Me: but Brits also toss extra letters into words like aluminum, so they can't be trusted
Krill: as the great Mr Izzard once pointed out.
Krill: ok, so it's just American Es that hate H. British ones are apparently more forgiving?
Krill: or maybe they're biding their time for some sort of great letter revenge. Maybe go have an affair with Q just to fuck with EVERYONE's heads.
Me: finally shove W out of the way, eh?
Krill: or maybe team up with W for it. It must be bitter about U always stealing its glory with Qu.
Me: when W is twice the letter U is
Krill: queen, quest, aqueous.
Krill: there shall be epic QWE threesomes
Me: unless you're the Qwest Center in Omaha
Krill: that was when they experimented for a night of passion.
Me: and made R and S switch? like a wife swap or something?
Krill: E and W are working on getting Q to divorce U now.
Krill: "you know you liked it, baby. We'd be so GOOD together."
Me: *laughs* this is like... The Letter People, X-rated version
Me: (X is so proud of itself. they always said it'd be a nothing letter, but now it's the favorite of teenage boys everywhere)
Krill: "U, he gets to have action with everyone, but insists you stay with him all the time. That's not right, gorgeous"
Krill: X is even more popular in multiples. It should be proud of itself.
Me: even four H's don't get nearly the attention that three X's do.
Krill: three Ks do, though.
Me: but not in a fun way