Sunday, October 30, 2005

Ex-English Professors Don't Die. They Just Get Sic.

Why spell tonsillitis with two ll's? Tonsil only has one l. The syllable -sil- never receives the stress, nor is there any danger of making the i in -sil- long, so why double the consonant?

Just a musing as I suffer with a related malady. Since I have no tonsils left to go all -itis, the virus has located a nearby, formerly healthy voice box. Oh, and a formerly presentable right eye.

2 comments:

Lynsloo said...

You're sick?? Poor ML!!! :(

EMRusso said...

I'm so glad you happened on over to my blog because now I've found yours and I'm lovin' it. And I am a blog-snob. Seriously.