I shouldn't be left alone, because when I'm alone my thoughts go off on really wild tangents. Like tonight when I spent more time than I will ever confess to thinking about vowels. Yes vowels of the "A,E,I,O,U and sometimes Y" variety. I suddenly realized I was clueless when it came to identifying a "Y" that is pretending to be a vowel. The Horrors! I decided there was no way my life could even have a chance of being fulfilling if I didn't figure out the "Sometimes Y" rule. So I googled it. Apparently there is a very active "Sometimes Y" controversy raging on the internet. Who knew?!? In the first camp you have the people who claim that "Y" is only a vowel when it makes a distinct vowel sound. The second camp doesn't give a flying fig newton if "Y' has a distinct sound or not, they say "Y" is only a vowel if there is no other vowel within a word. Camp A and Camp B are feuding like the Hatfield & McCoys, and I fear bloodshed.
Just in case you are wondering I agree with Camp B. I think "Y" is only a vowel when it is in an otherwise voweless word. And now I'm so passionate about the subject that I would totally participate in a Camp B dance-off ala West Side Story to prove myself triumphant over Camp A. I don't know if anyone else in the whole wide world really cares but me, but here are some examples of words that make "Y" a vowel: sky, spy, cry, my, why, and shy. Tonight the grammar teacher that lives inside me is very, very happy. Tomorrow I plan to diagram sentences.
365 days ago (give or take):
Feeling bad for walking through the common room while my suitemates were having a bible study, stubbing my toe, and then screaming "Oh Shit!" pretty loudly.
A really short entry, but that was a pretty funny night.