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Posted: 8/12/2005 12:45:15 PM EDT
There's a little-known letter around. It doesn't appear on keyboards, rarely in print, it's not in the Alphabet Song, and you most likely wouldn't recognize it if you saw it.

Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you the schwa: Ə . Written as an upside-down lowercase "e," this little outcast is perhaps the most important letter in the English language. Say "holiday," or "about," or "dinner," or even sometimes "the," and you are uttering the schwa. It is the most common vowel sound in English, pronounced roughly as "uh," and we don't even give it the recognition of existing in ASCII.

I say it's time to change that. I say let's petition to have the schwa added to the alphabet, to keyboards, to ASCII, and to our lives!

Hurrah for the schwa!
Link Posted: 8/12/2005 12:51:29 PM EDT

How'd you do that?

Love the schwa!
Link Posted: 8/12/2005 12:52:34 PM EDT
The schwa is unused in leet speak. Therefore it will be unnecessary in the future.
Link Posted: 8/12/2005 12:52:42 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/12/2005 12:55:01 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 8/12/2005 1:44:16 PM EDT
This thrәad is tәh ghәy.
Link Posted: 8/12/2005 6:04:52 PM EDT
I would vote for the umlat first.
Link Posted: 8/12/2005 6:05:56 PM EDT
fuck schwa!!
Link Posted: 8/12/2005 6:07:20 PM EDT

Originally Posted By sgtar15:
fuck schwa!!

well fuck schwa too... mother fucker!

Link Posted: 8/12/2005 6:07:48 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/12/2005 6:08:31 PM EDT by TheRedHorseman]
I have hated that stupid useless character since 1st grade phonics.

I just got all pissed off thinking about it
Link Posted: 8/12/2005 6:36:13 PM EDT
What the hell is this thing; Æ?
Link Posted: 8/12/2005 6:38:43 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/12/2005 6:53:04 PM EDT
This goes out to you, enlightener of old english perfection
enlightner of old english perfe...ction
Your recognition of unused vowels is...Well, Ghey
Why are you a ho..mo
Your utter brilliance is astounding and leaves everyone you meet speachless
Oh...I feel dumb now
So we salute you, Oh, master of lingo
enlightner of old english per..fe..ction

Link Posted: 8/12/2005 7:02:32 PM EDT

Originally Posted By napalm:
This thrәad is tәh ghәy.

Link Posted: 8/12/2005 7:19:14 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/12/2005 7:26:37 PM EDT

Originally Posted By FedGunner:
I would vote for the umlat first.

Ja! Vat he said!
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