[Ads-l] Can you spell "cat"?

Tom Zurinskas truespel at HOTMAIL.COM
Thu Dec 1 06:33:29 EST 2016

When you hear the sound of the "short a" in various words as in the word "cat" it's spelled with the letter "a" over 99% of the time, according to truespel phonetic analysis of word frequency data from text.  Some exceptions are "laugh" ~laf and "plaid" ~plad.   That's why the letter "a" must be used to spell that sound as it is in truespel to be an English-based phonetic notation.

Tom Zurinskas,
Originally SWConn 20 yrs,  college Tenn 3,  work NJ  33,  now FL 14.
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Subject: Can you spell "cat"?

Hoi Polloi (1935)

Three Stooges ~ Can You Spell Cat??<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_B4NFr187xA>
A short but funny clip from "Hoi Polloi". The boys are being trained to be gentlemen. YEAH RIGHT!!! LOL

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