Archive for February 2007

English or Engless

February 13, 2007

For Those who Reed and Right

We’ll begin with a box, and the plural is boxes; but the plural of ox became oxen not oxes.

One fowl is a goose, but two are called geese, yet the plural of moose should never be meese.

You may find a lone mouse or a nest full of mice; yet the plural of house is houses, not hice.

If the plural of man is always called men, why shouldn’t the plural of pan be called pen?

If I spoke of my foot and show you my feet, and I give you a boot, would a pair be called beet?

If one is a tooth and a whole set are teeth, why shouldn’t the plural of booth be called beeth?

Then one may be that, and three would be those, yet hat in the plural would never be hose, and the plural of cat is cats, not cose. We speak of a brother and also of brethren, but though we say mother, we never say methren.

Then the masculine pronouns are he, his and him, but imagine the feminine, she, shis and shim.

Let’s face! it! – English is a crazy language.

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2000 Bloggers Editor

February 9, 2007

hey folks! check this out! Welcome Editors!

I’m one of the lucky member of 2000 bloggers to become an editor for this new and official site of 2000 bloggers. 😀

Thanks to Elaine. She is doing her best to continue what Tino has started.

“We’re 2000 bloggers from all walks of life: Some are SEO experts, some are writers, some are sports enthusiasts, some are affiliate marketers, some are business professionals, some are political… ALL HAVE OPINIONS!!!”

Paraw Regatta 2007

February 7, 2007

The 2007 Paraw Regatta on its 35th year will be held on February 17 and 18 in the City of Iloilo, Philippines. Paraw Regatta is an annual boat race among native outriggers being held usually at the beachfront of Arevalo district. Sails are hand painted from an array of themes.

ParawHistory:

THE Iloilo paraw (sailboat) Regatta, instituted in 1973, is a race among native outriggers in the strait between the island province of Guimaras and Iloilo City. Called “paraw” in the local dialect, these native outriggers faithfully copy in materials and design sailboats that carried to Panay in 1212 A.D. the first settlers from Borneo who were in search of a peaceful home. The sailboats survived the centuries and became a vital part of the Ilonggo seafaring life.

The First Iloilo Paraw Regatta was organized by the Department of Tourism. The City of Iloilo, the municipalities of Oton, Jordan, Buenavista, Philippine Coast Guard,

Negros Navigation, the late Antonio de Oyteza, Iloilo Boat Club, Panay Amateur Radio Club, the Iloilo Jaycees, Anhawan Beach Resort and a host other, readily welcomed the project and lent a helping hand. Since then, the Iloiloparaw2

Paraw Regatta has grown both in size and renown. The race has become more exciting, colorful and inevitably a challenge to manage. This year, the Iloilo Paraw Regatta is among the domestic tourism promotional; program of the Department of Tourism.

The primary objective of the regatta is to help develop local tourism industry and preserve the paraw as the legacy from the earliest period of Ilonggo history. In these time of energy crisis, the paraw becomes more relevant since it does not need fuel and is practically pollution-free. The race aims at the development of the spirit of sportsmanship.

Source: Sunstar
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