022 – Week of September 6, 2020

by Chris Latham | in September 28, 2020

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22 Weeks & Countin’

What’s good Family,

Just finished up my second week of temporary, part-time, semi-retirement (fine combo of words ????. I have to say it was a blast. I got to spend much time connecting with friends, and family. For the first time being able to connect without having to worry about I need to be somewhere afterwards.

I have to say it felt very liberating not to have my day dictated by appointments. Living life at my own pace has been AWESOME. I am still waking up around 5 am and recently started back my morning reading routine. Last year I read 20+ Books this is in-between my podcast, music listening and youtube watching. If you know me by now you know that I spend A LOT of my time consuming content feeding my curiosity. Here is the list of books I read in 2019.

If you have any books I recommend reading please let me know.

I hope you guys had a Kick-Ass week!

Let’s dive into the past week. ????

RICH OR FAMOUS MY RESPONSE????

ENGLISH ISN’T THAT EASY TO LEARN

I was having a conversation about languages with a friend the other day.  We were talking about how French has so many rules to follow. I had brought to her attention that English isn’t any better. I think as a native speaker there a few things that we take for granted with the English language.

I will be giving you a few examples, go into it with a mindset of someone who never spoke the language before and is trying to make sense of it all.

I present to you Exhibit A:

  • There is no ham in hamburger.
  • Neither is there any apple nor pine in pineapple.
  • If teachers taught, why didn’t preachers praught?
  • If a vegetarian eats vegetables, what does a humanitarian eat?
  • “Overlook” and “oversee” have opposite meanings, while “look” and “see” mean the same thing.

Exhibit B:

english irregular verbs

Exhibit C:

  • I decided to desert my dessert in the desert (the first “desert” means “abandon” and has the emphasis placed on the second syllable; “dessert” is pronounced the same but means a pudding; and the second “desert” means the dry, sandy environment with camels, and is pronounced with the emphasis on the first syllable).
  • When you pronounce the word Wound as woond, it means an injury. But if you say wownd, you mean that you coil or wrap up something, such as a rope or a bandage.
  • Close with more of a ”z” than an ”s” sound means to shut a door, window or any opening. When the word is pronounced with an ”s” sound and silent ”e,” its means near.
  • Putting stress on the lasts syllable of Contest indicates that you are arguing whereas putting the emphasis on the first syllable and pronouncing it with more of an ”a” than ”o” sound indicates that there is competition.


Exhibit D:

  • “Barking up the wrong tree”
  • “The straw that broke the camel’s back”
  • “Raining cats and dogs”
  • “She kicked the bucket”
  • “Play it by ear”

Exhibit E:

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PHOTO OF ME WITH A DOG????

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That’s it for this week. Speak to you guys next week.????????

Peace out Family✌

-Chris “Semi-Retired” Latham

About the author 

Chris Latham

RELENTLESSLY CURIOUS are the two words that describe me best. I enjoy finding solutions for seemingly big problems. I live my life constantly seeking new experiences. This is all driven by a child-like curiosity for people, places, and things.

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