the £ton versus East
dispelling $um mattersZsolt Kerekes - editor -
July 19, 2021
I've been wondering if I should change the
spelling of one of the more commonly used words in this story to add a bit of
interest and supply greater clarity to the meaning. Thus... (and that's a word
you don't see too often on web pages nowadays - but it's not the word I was
intending to write about in this dispelling blog - so let's rejoin where we
left off) and thus...
£ton replaces EtonEureka! As - you can see at the top of this
page - the new spelling (£ton sic) provides clarity and instant
foreboding of the matters to be discussed - when used in a context like - the
£ton versus East Chiltington chronicles.
Once my brain started
going down this track (a track - please note - no wide roads here)
it got me thinking back to that online discussion which I started 4 months
residents please suggest a name for a new town West of Lewes? - which will
replace East Chiltington - and is to be developed on land owned by Eton College
There have been many good contributions and I thought that that
vein had been clean mined out. But you can see where this is going...
I signed in and typed.
How about this? - £ton.
is short and etymologically tells the whole story.
So far so good.
But I promise not to use this new authorized spelling too often - otherwise
it will add to your eyestrain.
Just one last one before you go. £TON
M$$ doesn't wash greener! Whatever they may claim in those
cleverly crafted developer
That type of greenwash is just
|this conversation is entirely imaginary and a
work of friction|
typist - I thought you were creating an artwork
for my old article -
- I read that one - very nice. No - this one's for that new article I
thought you said...
typist - I think my spilling chucker must have clanged it.
- or your productive teat.
typist - typing fast affects my
artist - so when are we going to see it?
- just need to fat cheque it first with legal.
artist - have you got a
working title yet?
typist - Ms Mr Dr Prof Lady Lord..? Too
long at the keyboard. What say you to... hello ETON GREED!
- it's a very small village isn't it?
typist - yes - all the good
writers are busy
...and yet - coming here soon on WrongWordWrongPlace-etc
GREED - a
definite article - and a new series too