|Illinois means "many tolls to be paid" in Ancient Gibberish|
Having never been to this state, there was of course some oohing and aahing by the hmmmschoolers at the prospect of a new, uncharted land. I had to announce when we crossed over the border into Illinois, which my oldest kept pronouncing as Ill-I-Noise.
I explained to my Almost Eleven Year Old Hmmmschooler that you don't pronounce the "s" on the end of Illinois.
He said that was fine, and decided that as long as we are all in Illinois, we should take out the "s" of most words, including his brother's name (which starts with an S).
When you take the "s" out of your words, for some reason everything then gets said with a British accent. (At least that's how it works in our hotel room.) No one has been able to explain to me why the S holds us in a midwestern speech pattern.
I will be using "s" in my presentations tomorrow. Don't tell my oldest son. :)
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