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The Silent ‘M’

English has 13 letters that are, at times, silent. A ‘B’ might as well disappear when it is at the end of a word if it follows an ‘M’. ‘C’ is not pronounced in the ending ‘scle.’ ‘D’ disappears in handkerchief. E, G, GH, H, K, L, N, P, S, T, U and W may also be silent on occasion. Readers should also be aware that when a media campaign tries to generate mass hysteria, based on nothing but purposefully vague and unsubstantiated claims, the ‘M’ in ‘Masses’ can also be silent. Social media makes it incredibly easy to spread false or misleading information. Facebook’s algorithm, which tends to only show users content they agree with, makes the company complicit in spreading falsehoods. That feeds into people only seeing particular viewpoints or sources, which allows for these kinds of sites to be circulated with much more frequency.  Facebook needs to create a “check this source bar” that would display information about a story’s origin. We have to remove the barrier for people to fact-check what …

Where is the Letter ‘E’?

Can you find the shape of the Letter ‘E’ or ‘e’ in the photos below? The letter ‘E’ is used as an abbreviation for: e – electron E – Energy E – East e – email e – electronic E – Euro E – Failing Grade Have I missed any other famous uses for ‘E’? Did you find a ‘E’ or ‘e’ in each of the photos? I’ve posted the answers at Photos Containing the Letter ‘E’.

Where is the Letter ‘D’?

Can you find the shape of the Letter ‘D’ or ‘d’ in the photos below? The letter ‘D’ is used as an abbreviation for: d – died D – Music Note D – School Grade D – Chemistry – Deuterium D – Battery D – Shoe Width D – Roman Numeral for 500 D – Diameter Have I missed any other famous uses for ‘D’? Did you find a ‘D’ or ‘d’ in each of the photos? I’ve posted the answers at Photos Containing the Letter ‘D’. Post 573

Where is the Letter ‘C’?

Can you find the shape of the Letter ‘C’ or ‘c’ in the photos below? (Hint for the flower photo – the ‘C’ is green, not pink or yellow.) The letter ‘C’ is used as an abbreviation for: C – Century C – Celsius ©- Inside a circle as a Copyright Symbol C – Music Note C – Bra cup size C – School Grade C – Shoe Width C – Roman Numeral for 100 Have I missed any other famous uses for ‘C’? Did you find a ‘C’ in each of the photos? I’ve posted the answers at Photos Containing the Letter ‘C’.

Where is the Letter ‘B’?

Can you find the shape of the Letter ‘B’ or ‘b’ in the photos below? (Hint: You might have to look for pairs of circles!) Some famous ‘B’s Bubble and Bobbin (3 out of 6 letters are b’s) Plan B Hepatitis B Vitamin B Type B Blood B Musical Note B Boron B Shoe Size B Bra Size B-2 Stealth Bomber B-29 Superfortress B-52 Bomber B Movies Have I missed any important ‘B’ designations? Did you find an ‘B’ in each of the photos? I’ve posted the answers at Photos Containing the Letter ‘B’.