Hey! It's day (3*3/9)+(2*1-0) of the Month of Simplification.
Like always, let's start by going over my stats from yesterday. I didn't do as well as day 1, but I'm not going to worry too much about it. On day 2, I:
Well, I'll try to do better today. I haven't done any of my goals yet today (other than writing this, of course), but I did spend about an hour and a half helping to give out essentials to some of the homeless population, with my parents, brother, sister-in-law, and the Austin Humanist Organization.
Now, onto today's main topic, which is shorter than yesterday's.
Words Simplify Over Time
I just wanted to point out an interesting feature of (English) spelling, that being that the way we write new or newish words tends to simplify over time, and it has an observable pattern.
When words are formed from two other words, they tend to begin as separate, then get a dash in between, and then finally merge into a single word. Such as:
The word internet started as Internet, and while still a proper noun (technically), it has lost the oddity that allowed it to be capitalized.
Words often combine and diminish, as well. For example:
That's all for today.