Knot a Not

(Family emergencies and such have kept me away these past few days so I am going to have to rerun a post rather than drop out.)

What an odd language English is.

As Isabella’s reading ability grows, she is in a constant state of pique over whoever it was who decided to invent silent letters!

“Booboo, how do you spell knot?”

“Do you mean like in, ‘I did not do that?’ or as in a tied knot?”

“A tied knot.”

“You’re not going to like it…..”

“How do you spell it?”

“K-n-o-t.”

Big sigh.

“Who spelled it that way?”

“I don’t know, Boo.  It is very strange, I know.”

So many conversations like this as she tries to comprehend what the most avid reader knows is a matter of memorization.

Heavy sigh.  (Three silent letters.)

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