JOSEMEX
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"Spellings" New US Secretary Of Education

Thu Nov 18, 2004 2:28 am


Isn't it funny? The name of the new US Secretary of Education is "Margaret Spellings". Is that a coincidence or what? Big grin

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=514&e=3&u=/ap/20041117/ap_on_go_ca_st_pe/spellings
 
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RE: "Spellings" New US Secretary Of Education

Thu Nov 18, 2004 2:35 am

Maybe she'll finally get around to fixing "colour" and "favourite" - here's hoping !
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JOSEMEX
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RE: "Spellings" New US Secretary Of Education

Thu Nov 18, 2004 3:05 am



>Maybe she'll finally get around to fixing "colour" and "favourite"<

And people will learn to spell "hangar" instead of "hanger"!
 
Pendrilsaint
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RE: "Spellings" New US Secretary Of Education

Thu Nov 18, 2004 3:44 am

Color: from the latin word color, coloris. Favor: from the latin word favor, favoris. Notice the lack of an "ou" in there. The French simply polluted the Latin and brought it to England when the Normans took over. Americans have simply gone back to the pure, and good Latin roots. Plus we all know nothing good can come from France. ; )
 
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Pendrilsaint

Thu Nov 18, 2004 10:10 am

Pendrilsaint: Plus we all know nothing good can come from France. ; )

Except food and wine of course...  Big thumbs up
 
L-188
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RE: "Spellings" New US Secretary Of Education

Thu Nov 18, 2004 10:13 am

Hell, Her nomination just got endorsed by Ted Kennedy!
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JOSEMEX
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RE: "Spellings" New US Secretary Of Education

Thu Nov 18, 2004 10:20 am

>Hell, Her nomination just got endorsed by Ted Kennedy!<

Oh, sh*t, now that's really scary! Big grin
 
VonRichtofen
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RE: "Spellings" New US Secretary Of Education

Thu Nov 18, 2004 11:08 am

Too bad her last name isn't "Grammar".

Then she could teach young Americans the difference between:

There
Their
They're

Were
We're
Where
 
L-188
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RE: "Spellings" New US Secretary Of Education

Thu Nov 18, 2004 11:09 am

At least we know how to properly pronounce the letter "O" VonRichofen, eh?  Laugh out loud
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USAIRWAYS321
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RE: "Spellings" New US Secretary Of Education

Thu Nov 18, 2004 11:22 am

"She understands what he [Bush] thinks. They're very, very close."

That makes her 1 of about 10 people with that incredible talent. No wonder she was chosen.
 
StevenUhl777
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RE: "Spellings" New US Secretary Of Education

Thu Nov 18, 2004 12:30 pm

Hell, Her nomination just got endorsed by Ted Kennedy!

Oh, sh*t, now that's really scary!


Actually, surprisingly, no. Dubya and Teddy Kennedy actually worked together to craft "No Child Left Behind" and Spellings was a key part of that legislation. So, Teddy knows her well, and so it's not surprising that he would endorse her, and likely vote in favor of her nomination.
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VonRichtofen
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RE: "Spellings" New US Secretary Of Education

Fri Nov 19, 2004 6:38 pm

"At least we know how to properly pronounce the letter "O" VonRichofen, eh?"

You mean when Americans say "ruff" (roof)?  Big grin

I know what you mean, but that's only eastern Canada. Not oot west! You should know that! Big grin

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