Some Words Really Ought to Change

It’s snowing in Wisconsin! Rather, it snowed in Wisconsin. Or, as my brother would say, it snew.

Jiminy, that looks funny to write. Snew. But my brother argues that, even if it isn’t the correct word for the past tense of snow, it really ought to be. Know is knew, so snow should be snew (though one could argue that row is rowed).

If you say it a few times, however, it almost sounds right.

“It snew yesterday.”

“It snowed yesterday.”

Snowed almost sounds childish, especially after a few repetitions.

So who’s with me? Let’s change it! It snew on Friday!

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