Aks the aminals about pasghetti

1 Mar

Neat thing I learned this week:

“Bird” and “first” used to be “brid” and “frist” in Old English. So the switching of sounds within a word (called metathesis if you must know) eventually solidified, changing the standard of English we use today.

4 Responses to “Aks the aminals about pasghetti”

  1. Andy March 1, 2006 at 2:57 pm #

    Something about the word “pasghetti” makes me giggle. My sister used to say it as a child.The word “milk” used to be “mlek” in some old language that I can’t be bothered to look up. And “flim” is Swedish Chef-ese for “film.”

  2. Anca March 2, 2006 at 8:03 am #

    Swedish Chef, the puppet?

  3. Andy March 2, 2006 at 8:46 pm #

    Yeah, I forget if I heard him say “flim” on the Muppet Show or in one of the Muppet movies. I think I’ve heard human beings say it too. Maybe the “lm” at the end is hard to say for some people.

  4. Anca March 3, 2006 at 6:34 am #

    There’s something easier about the “fl” than the “lm,” for sure. Then you have things like flim flam, but I’m not sure what that gobbledegook means.

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