Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Weekly Homework Assignment

It's time once again for Mama Kat's Weekly Homework Assignment! This week, I chose the following prompt: Why do we need 26? If you could change the alphabet, what would you do? Add? Subtract? Combine? Simplify? Write about it.

This reminds me of a time a few summers ago. My wife, her best friend, me, and a few others were hanging out .... you know, maybe having a few too many to drink (that's when we usually come up with our best/worst ideas). For some reason, we were talking about the weekend, and how we needed to add another day to it in order to make it a 3-day weekend. In the height of our creativity (drunkenness), we came up with "Frunday," an extra weekend-day that would come between Sunday and Monday.

Our creativity didn't stop there. We came up with a new letter of the alphabet - the letter "Etch." I'm not sure if it's a vowel or a consonant, or what sound it makes ... for some reason, we felt it justified to add this as the 27th letter to our alphabet.

Sadly, our creativity didn't stop there. We also came up with the number "Foo."

8 comments:

Superstar said...

LOL that is funny. It's said, that necessity is the mother of invention!
~waves~

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paige said...

Funny!

sirgeb said...

Speaking for Software Engineers everywhere, we have already staked claim to 'foo' long ago. We took 'bar' as well.

Life with Kaishon said...

Oh my gosh Los! This was SO funny! I love the idea of Frunday! I think it would be so great if we could get that implemented all over the land! : )

Pumpkin Delight said...

I think the extra day is a great idea! How can we get Frunday to catch on. I'd vote for it. :)

Steph said...

I like the idea of a Frunday. Sounds like a plan to me.

Jeff said...

"I'm mad at numbers. There's too many of them." - Butt-head