Told this drinking pal local yokel mate once:
“You should read more my mate ..’there’s more to life than books’ they say.. ‘but, not much more’ not saying copy me my mate, no!”
‘But, do try to study something. Like a good book or a classic novel.’
‘The dictionary, funnily enough is a great way, well it was for me personally, a good start to learn about the English language – literature etc.’
‘You could even end-up studying at a good university in England or Scotland. Studying something like architecture, or English literature or even something really interesting like semantics!’
He looked on completely bemused..
‘Semantics ¬!!?’ he asks ..,
‘Whats that words means??!!’
‘Exactly!’ I said .. ,
‘You’re more intelligent than I first imagined ?!’
Wrongly congratulating the gob-smacked knob-head
As I’ve been confused since high school about this problem in word meanings and similar pronunciation of those particular innocuous in their subtlety words within the English language that sound the same but have several different possible meanings and Spelled ‘quite’ differently, That as a boy, I found quite difficult to master. Which make them quite special. Words like or such as: there, their & they’re etc. ., I’ve decided post this puzzle post.
One example in the Oxford English dictionary is which, witch or, wich.
Which is like whichever. Witch is obviously a female practitioner of witchcraft hocus pocus, magic crystal Halloween BS.
The other word ‘Wich’ is used as a place name as in Nantwich. Middlewich and Northwich (the former home and birthplace of Tim Burgess lead singer of the Madchester 1990s indie rock band The Charlatans). Which are all in the English county of Cheshire. Where it means I think they say has something to do with salt or salt mines near that town. As Cheshire is full of salt mines and salt water lakes and famously, inland salt water marshes which are brilliant for rare sightings of sea birds inland.
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