Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Thought for the day.

What a difference an 's' makes...

laugh·ter [laf-ter, lahf-]

1.the action or sound of laughing. inner quality, mood, disposition, etc., suggestive of laughter; mirthfulness: a man of laughter and goodwill. expression or appearance of merriment or amusement.
4.Archaic. an object of laughter; subject or matter for amusement.

slaugh·ter [slaw-ter]
1.the killing or butchering of cattle, sheep, etc., esp. for food.
2.the brutal or violent killing of a person.
3.the killing of great numbers of people or animals indiscriminately; carnage: the slaughter of war.
–verb (used with object) kill or butcher (animals), esp. for food. kill in a brutal or violent manner. slay in great numbers; massacre.
7.Informal. to defeat thoroughly; trounce: They slaughtered our team.

In other words, you can't spell slaughter without "laughter"


BJ said...

Very useful in scrabble too...

onscreen said...

Right, thanks for that bj...