What a difference a "k" makes. Just had the happy circumstance of seeing two words in close proximity to one another. "now" and "know". You'll note that know is just now with a "k" added a-front. Say them out loud. NAOWWW. NOOOOO. The "n" sound is the same so all the change is in that vowel sound. Take away the "n" and the "kn" and you're left with the same "ow". But the sound of them? Sooooo different.
And as an added bonus, listen to the sound of "know" and then remove both the "k" and the "w". And the sound of what's left changes by how much ...? Think about it. "know" sounds like NO. Remove the "k" and now sounds like NAOW. Remove the "w" and it's back to NO.
Ahhh, English. It's just SO hyperfrenestenic.
I'm calling hoax on this.
Woke this morning to a doomsday announcement for the West Coast. Huge "explosion" of carbon monoxide across the entire coast. Levels of 40,000 ppm where 150 ppm is the norm. Levels that will impair breathing and could actually cause death. AND huge levels of CO are a precursor to a big earthquake in the next few days. BIG earthquake.
Well now. That's interesting. Do I believe it? Well, one this we've been searching for years for is a reliable warning for earthquakes. And that's what this is? How come I've never heard mention of it before; seems like it'd be in the news.
And another small item. Millions of homes are equipped with CO alarms. It's a code requirement. Are they all going off like crazy up and down the coast? Not that I've heard.
Sooooo, count me as dubious.