We're in that happy time of year with its characteristic "roller coaster weather." On my drive to school yesterday morning, I must have been quite a sight. I was wearing sunglasses because the sun was so bright and gloves because the steering wheel was so cold. Both were easily visible to other drivers. Then on the way home yesterday afternoon, I had the AC on in my pickup. Since I have planted some things in my garden, I'm hoping that we are at least past the threat of frost or freeze. Ah, the viscissitudes of weather!
When I was in fifth and sixth grade, my math and spelling teacher Mrs. Byerly had some great ways to help us remember things. For instance, she taught us a little song that ended with the words "we will weather the weather, whether we like it or not!" I often think of that, not only in connection to the homonyms, but also in regards to the weather itself.
I never have trouble knowing whether it should be "ei" or "ie" because Mrs. Byerly taught us to remember lice. When a word contains either of those vowel combinations, the letter l will be followed by i and the letter c will be followed by e. Therefore the correct spellings will be believe, relief, receive, deceit, etc. Lice may seem like a lousy way to remember something, but it works! Great teacher, that Mrs. Byerly, that I still remember those things 50 years later!
Today's post is weather-related bits of humor ... whether you like it or not!
Farmer Brown: "Did you lose much in that last tornado?"
Farmer Jones: "Lost the henhouse and all the chickens. But that's okay, 'cause I ended up with three new cows and a pick-up truck."
Two Viking invaders are trudging up the beach in the pouring rain.
One looks skywards and says, "So this is England. What's the rest of it like?"
The other snarls, "Well, if you like the weather, you'll love the food."
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