Blank, blank. . .I guess that means I can write any thing about any thing and have 250 words minimum to accomplish that. That is not my usual style. My usual scribblings are short and attempts at humor (no u in there for you across the ponders) sorry about that. In fact that might be a good subject for this prompt. Why did the English language float across the ocean to a practically blank space and decide to change the way their language appeared. Accents aside, the English language is challenging enough without multiple spellings of the same word.
I’m not even going to mention pronunciation, or homonyms–someone’s idea of thinking. . .maybe to show their superiority over the feeble minded, like me, for instance. I am privileged to have grown up reading and speaking what one of my English friends refers to as “mericun” instead of what he speaks, proper English. Ahem, who’s fault is that?
I doubt the settlers in the 1600s suddenly decided another way of speaking and writing the same language would serve as another affront to their English oppressors. I imagine it now, the first town hall meeting. “As your newly appointed mayor, I have decided to change the spelling and meaning of some words we have heretofore known as the English language. We’ll start this process with eliminating some “u”s in words. Yes, it will initially be confusing, but it’s just a start, as we begin a new life here, something new in a new land with new ideas.” Applause from the colonists.