Drowning in the phonetic sea

I just spent close to two hours researching phonetics, phonemics, the IPA….and then Word Press ate my draft….Augh!  Good thing I bookmarked all those sites….

Still haven’t figured out the difference between the short form that pops up automatically and this form….in the sense of what they do and don’t do, and how on earth to get them to do what you want them to do….

All that aside…. with all the ESL info out there….despite all the ESL info out there 🙂 ….I’m thinking of doing a separate blog, to have a place to collect and organize the information… but a bit more interactive…to talk about the troubles I’m running into and perhaps to talk with others about how they’re doing…..

And it’s one way to get Brian that list of websites I promised…well, after the first draft I sent, which sooooo needs rewriting….

Maybe I can eventually come up with something for the people I’m working with….

I am going to publish this, even though it, like everything else I’m putting here these days, is truly a work in progress, needing much improvement…. more like a diary than anything else…I like to gabble… it helps me think…. please ignore until something interesting comes out…. 🙂

Experimentation

So, this is why my daughter became a chemist. 🙂 🙂 🙂

I’ve never embedded anything before.  Let’s see what happens…

Seriously, this was inspired by how my daughter and her boyfriend saying that they had celebrated the 4th of July by trying out the Diet Coke and Mentos trick (they’re big fans of Mythbusters).  “What Diet Coke and Mentos trick?” asked I, and, an entertaining Google Search later….

There’s a sequel to this, but I have to edit the video a bit. 🙂