PL for B ….

English is constantly evolving,if, for instance, "PL" replaced the letter "B",an otherwise tedious recitation about one,s garden would instead read :-
"One can ploast without plomplast , that there is nothing more pleautiful to plehold at this time of year,than the host of plirds,ladyplugs and plumpleplees aplounding in my plegonia pleds,pluzzing aplout the plossoms and plouncing in the sunpleams."

With thanks to Brook McEldowny.

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  1. roseinbloom

    Capp, I am sure you just want to be funny and the other comments are brilliant, but I am always curious how and what crossed the ocean to the US. I am also curious how the royal family to influence many to lose sight of what English really was.
    There was a king of Spain who had a lisp so the language changed, so I was told. Its all interesting.

  2. cappuccino Post author

    I,m not sure of the accuracy of this Rose,but I did hear that the Nth American accent ,with its “Rolling” Rs,crossed the ocean because a lot of immigrants in the 1600s came from the west of England and Ireland,where that accent persists to this day….I also heard that many in southern England had the same accent,and the “Cockney”or London accent is of fairly recent origin.
    It sounds feasible I suppose.

    1. geeljay

      Well, didnt the Pilgrim Fathers leave from the quay at Dartmouth. Which is deep in the west country. So certainly the crew would have been West Country men. I think they sailed in The Mayflower.

  3. mapsholly

    Hello group. I am new my first post. I am from Washington State. One of my pet peeves is how the American language has continued to be butchered. I would liked to know when delicious became delish? They seem to like to butcher words. Nutrition to nutrish??? I guess I spent too many years being told to speak properly to be saying it is delish.