An English In Kentucky


















Friday December 9th 2011    Tim Candler

     Could well be a Flax Lily blooming in the billabongs of Australia, but here in Kentucky some people are again having trouble with their keyboard. It's not so much the fade of letters, the absence of an escape button, rather it is a key which gets stuck and proceeds to fill the screen with the happy vowel.  Fun for a moment or two, while eeee's leap from the cliff and would continue to do so on into perpetuity or electrical error. 

     There was a time when turning the keyboard upside down and giving it a jolly good what for, cured all.  But lately, an increasingly vigorous shaking has failed to produce obedience in "e", so I wondered what else I could try.  And here it's useful to know that while a sleepy Ladybird is able to hold fast during earthquake, she'll quickly surrender to the nozzle of a vacuum cleaner. More interesting though is why she chose "e" to embrace when there are so many unexplored keys off to the right.

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