January 26, 2006

Speak and Spell!

Just had a quick visit from my coworker who thinks "prolithic" is a word.

"When you're pluralizing the word facade, is it s or es?"

Now, reading this in black and white, you see that it should be an s on the end, but you've got to understand that in all likelihood, she has probably been spelling facade as facad. Or worse.


I just hope after making the assumption I did that she doesn't spell facades as facadees.

Posted by Terry Oglesby at January 26, 2006 12:07 PM

Prolithic? That's the era between the Mesozoic and the Catatonic ages, when the fossil records got all screwed up after a meteor hit a volcano with the force of 398.2 Nagasaki A-bombs. Or something like that.

Facads or facades? Your fabad. Or is it fabade?

Posted by: MarcV at January 26, 2006 12:14 PM

I love rocks, but no one has ever accused me of being prolithic.

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at January 26, 2006 12:19 PM

but do she pronounce it fa-caid?

Posted by: DaveH at January 26, 2006 01:09 PM

Thankfully, no, although I did go to architecture school with a girl who pronounced it "FAK-id." She dropped out in third year.

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at January 26, 2006 01:52 PM