Hey, what are you doing here? Gee, thanks. Anywho, I didn't do anything for New Year's Eve and the Bucs won the NFC South (Woo!), so I've been celebrating today... since noon. I'm lonesome now, so does anyone want to talk about something? I'll start. Did you know that according to Otto Jerspersen, Danish linguist and, some say, the expert on English, in 1924 oxen was the only form left in English that uses the -en suffix to form plurals? shoes, foes, eyes used to be shoen, fone, eyen. Hah. I think we shoud let -en rest in peace. Oxes, people, call them oxes! Every chance you get! Did you know that hussy was originally (modernized) housewife? Hah. And now we've made the word housewife all over again. Husband and hustings were also originally compounds involving house, though it was pronounced differently back then. Did you know that long -- length; deep -- depth; wide -- width; broad -- breadth; whole -- health were all once formed by the same process too? Bet you've never noticed the rule though (didn't notice whole and health, did you?). I wonder how it is that we notice some patterns and not others. How does that happen? Hm. Anyone still there? Tell me something that you find interesting. It doesn't even need to be true.