It’s not just the Right. The Left also has a LOT of material that can easily be made fun of: i.e. Monica Lewinsky, Anthony Weiner, far out hippies, extreme environmentalists, occupied wall street, etc
Alpha House was okay, but I hope Amazon changes the show so they poke fun of both major parties, not just Republicans. Poking fun of conservatives is so old when liberal-leaning Hollywood is involved. I had hoped that Amazon would break the mold a little and try to cater to a huge half of the American population that is underserved in political entertainment.
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Yes! There’s another person like me!
But I think “Q” is another one of those letters that we can get rid of. In most cases, “QU” represents the “KW” sound.
quiet = kwiet, query = kwery, quart = kwort (The “a” in quart sounds like an “o”, right?)
As for a word like Iraq, I think it should be spelled “Irak”. If the formal noun had originated from a latin speaking country, then there would be an argument to keep the current spelling, but since it comes from a non-latin based language, then it’s okay to translate it to a better spelling. The same goes for proper nouns coming from Asian based languages.
What do you think?
It would be fish.
Actually, I would propose that the “sh” sound should have its own letter.
But in general, if there is a letter that makes the sound, then you should use that sound.
And as you point out with your “ghoto” example, there are other letters and letter combinations that produce the same sound as other letters and letter combinations. What I am suggesting is that we pick one- the one that makes the most sense (i.e. “F” and not “GH”).
What I am suggesting would not change how we talk. It will optimize how we spell. It would make it easier to read and spell. It would save us money in teaching people how to read and spell English (or American).
Of course not. The “PH” combination that makes the “F” sound is redundant. We don’t need the “PH” combination since we already have the letter “F”.
So pharmacy should be spelled “farmacy”.
Of course even in that word example, there are more redundancies. For example, we don’t need the letter “C” because we already have the letters “S” and “K”. Actually the only time we need “C” is when we need to sound out the “CH” sound. But since “C” serves no purpose on its own, perhaps the letter “C” should only have the “CH” sound. So the word “church” should be spelled “curc”.
There are many spelling rules that we could eliminate and optimize based on the English language’s current state.
The letter “x” is a pointless letter in the English language. We should get rid of it and replace it with the “ks” combination.
For example: taxes = takses, proxy = proksy, linx = links (this spells a word that already exists, but the English language has numerous examples of homophones), exist = eksist, example = eksample, excellent = ekssellent (noticed how I got rid of the pointless “c” letter in that word, but that’s another story/post), etc.
Sometimes the letter “x” sounds like a “z”. Why not simply use a “z” instead?
For example: xenon = zenon
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