As long as I’m able to remember, one of my pastimes that are favorite been manipulating those tricky permutations of 26 letters to fill out that signature, bright green gridded board of Wheel of Fortune.
Every evening at precisely 6:30 p.m., my children and I unfailingly gather inside our family room in anticipation of Pat Sajak’s cheerful announcement: “It’s time for you spin the wheel!” As well as the game is afoot, our banter punctuated by the potential of either big rewards or a whole lot larger bankruptcies: “She has to understand that word—my goodness, why is she buying a vowel?!”
While a casino game like Wheel of Fortune is full of financial pitfalls, I wasn’t ever much interested when you look at the money or cars that are new be won. I discovered myself interested in the letters and application that is playful of English alphabet, the intricate units of language.
As an example, phrases like “i enjoy you,” whose incredible emotion is quantized to a mere group of eight letters, never cease to amaze me. Whether it’s the definitive pang of an easy “I am” or an existential crisis posed by “Am I”, I recognized at a young age how letters and their order impact language.