The news is by your side.

These Hacks Remind Us That Spelling Still Matters


George eats old gray rats and paints houses yellow

According to many reputable spelling sites, the correct spelling of geography relies on acrostics with a variable cast of characters: General Eisenhower, George Eliot, plain George, Old(est) Girl, Rats, Grandmother, and a Pony or Pig.  Here’s the rundown:

General Eisenhower’s Oldest Girl Rode A Pony Home Yesterday.”

George Eliot’s Old Grandmother Rode A Pig Home Yesterday.”

George Eats Old Grey Rats And Paints Houses Yellow.”

A flashy composite: “George Eats Old Grandmother Rats And Ponies, How Yucky.”