Surviving academe, more or less.
its funny you mention this craziness, because i was just again thinking of it the other day and figured i was the only one. nice to see someone else out there that thinks that sometimes it wouldnt be a bad idea. as a poet, ive often considered throwing it in there because im sure you could come up with some interesting twists on making the weak verbs strong.
"Biked" always sounds odd to me, for the past tense of riding a bicycle... I want to say "boke"!
Oh I do that all the time. And I think there are a few historical cases of it that have stuck -- I *think* "hanged" is older than "hung" -- but it is unusual for it to stick.
"I don't see any use in having a uniform and arbitrary way of spelling words. We might as well make all clothes alike and cook all dishes alike. Sameness is tiresome; variety is pleasing. I have a correspondent whose letters are always a refreshment to me, there is such a breezy unfettered originality about his orthography. He always spells Kow with a large K. Now that is just as good as to spell it with a small one. It is better. It gives the imagination a broader field, a wider scope. It suggests to the mind a grand, vague, impressive new kind of a cow." Mark TwainI know this is to do with spelling instead of verb conjugation, but I feel the same way about it. :)
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