Thursday, January 23, 2014
U is for UNUSUAL SPELLING--Facade
You know what one of my least favorite words is? FACADE.
First of all, I work week in and week out to try to teach that an A, O, U, or most consonants make the C say "kuh." That would make this word fuh-kade, right? (Or even fay-kade.) Unfortunately, that is wrong.
It is pronounced fuh-sodd. (That A really doesn't make the C say "kuh.")
That clearly makes this word a FAKE, which is one of its only redeeming qualities--it means what it looks like! Smile...
That bring us to the second aspect of the word--its meaning. It is a noun that means "a face of a building or a superficial appearance."
In that regard, it is as it is pronounced--even though it isn't pronounced like it is spelled (which is true of many words that came from somewhere else).
So it is easy to learn the meaning of---it has to do with what it sounds like--FACE (albeit, a fake face). But it is not spelled as one would think.
So, don't put on a facade today! Don't try to put on a superficial front or fake face. Be yourself!