I am taking Tylenol which is spelled pretty much as it sounds. T-y-l-e-n-o-l. – except there is a y in
The reason I take this stuff is that I have an achy feeling in the joints of the index finger of my left hand and in my left foot. The medicine seems to help as a pain relief. My doctor won’t let me take hardly anything else because Ibuprofen (also spelled pretty much like it sounds) or Anacin or Excedrin (also spelled pretty easy) is because they could bother my liver, or kidneys, or one of those organs hidden in there somewhere.
It all has to do with age. I can think of a benefit of being older and that is one becomes a better speller of words that sound like how they are spelled. The down side is that sometimes mysterious aches creep in.
I don’t remember getting this old. A few weeks ago I decided that I wasn’t as old as I thought I was so I sat down to check. I took my birth year and started counting up decade by decade and depressingly calculated that I was 70 years old. I explained my calculations to my wife.
“Dear, you are 71. This is 2015, not 2014.”
“Holy crap! How did I get to be 71? When did it get to be 2015?”
It is now 2016 and I am still 71. Maybe I am cheating the calendar a little.
Well now, so what am I going to do with my life? I am thinking of entering a Spelling Bee. I can plow right through those show-off kids if I were allowed to enter in a special category: Words That Are Spelled Like They Sound.