Sunday, March 16, 2008

too good to be troo

In the book Ella Enchanted (a twist on Cinderella) one of the "wicked" stepsisters is a terrible speller. She writes a letter home to the evil stepmother in which she tells that she has been "feeling poarly all week." After reviewing the sloppily written letter, Ella comments, "Poar Olive."

I can't help but think of that spelling when I talk about other people...such as, "Poar Jane, she lost her life savings." It's like a secret--because only you know you are really saying "poar" and not "poor." Or maybe it's just a small way to finally fight the man.

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