THE NIGHT IS MY HAVEN, MY SANCTUARY; IT CRADLES MY MUSE, MY VIGOR, MY SANGUINITY.
WHEN THEE AFTER DUSK COMETH LOOKING FOR ME, I REFLECT UPON THEE THAT'D COMETH ONTO ME.

The Fellowship

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Of you and we and their doubles

Have you ever wondered why 'W' is pronounced double-U?

I have the answer. It's because it looks like a pair of cascaded Us, UU, double-U.

Some of you might have an argument for VV, double-V ? Let me explain.

You see, the creator of the english alphabet had some not-so-smart neighbors. And, Creator-English Alphabet, wasn't a very high paying job either. Regular wagers with his foolish neighbors was the creator's additional source of income. What did they bet on? Only the most popular game of the pre-alphabet era, The Flip a Coin contest. The creator always fancied his chances playing the neighbors. The neighbors would say, "Heads you win, tails we lose." They also believed that if they kept playing, they'd get better. And so the creators fortune multiplied.

Cut to the day when the creator had to decide between double-U and double-V. His eyes fall on the lose change returned for his one cutting-chai. A smile envelopes his face as he thinks - heads U wins; tails V loses. Apparently elated with his play on the alphabet, the creator flips a coin. Honest.























P.S. Hey, Soul, you still do take me seriously, don't you? ;-)

14 comments:

WarmSunshine said...

LOL

I had a good laugh :D

Agnes said...

LOL

Talking To My Soul said...

The confusion grew. Further. I am torn between the V and U. Honest.

I still take U seriously, Crooner. Trust me. Or is it V? Err....


*cheers*

~vagabond~ said...

LOL. I'm calling it double-V regardless of what everyone else calls it. :P

Swayam said...

hehe...

state of mind? said...

LOLZ.....dats such a profound thought..;))))

wishin sm more such thoughts to u!!!

cheers...!

Anu Russell said...

har har har har ahr

Trevor Penn said...

@ ALL
Glad to know i got you to laugh. :D

Bad news at work - all networking, blogging, proxies, file sharing, photosharing sites etc have been blocked. :(

Agnes said...

Oh... so will you be blogging from home?

Trevor Penn said...

@ Agnes
Sure will. Though i must warn you that there might be a lull around here 'coz i've been traveling quite a bit (on official duty) and then i have a 10 day holiday planned arnd the end of the month.

Aditi said...

haha

Pinku said...

awesome....


I do take you seriously....always...dont you belive... heads U win tails U win!!!

Trevor Penn said...

@ Aditi
glad you smiled... :)

Trevor Penn said...

@ Pinku
Glad to have you come over and elated to know that you take me seriously... :)