Let Your Lite Shine Brite! #socs

I pit “ght” into a Pixabay search and this is the only thing that came up. Don’t ask me why. Image by jose luis martinez from Pixabay

Something that just gave me a fright: I clicked the button for “new post” and the damn Gutenberg editor came up. I ain’t messing with that. Have to remember that when I click the new post button to select the classic editor.

On to today’s festivities. Why do we write “light” and “bright” when we could write “lite” and “brite”? Why didn’t I write “frite” above when I wrote “fright”? Really, “-ght” is pretty useless. There are easier ways to write, why don’t we use them?

Yeah, yeah, yeah, I know, it’s not “standard English.” Don’t everybody jump on the cripple at once.

You know something else? The letter C is useless. It either sounds like an S or like a K. Why not just use S or K? Of course, if we got rid of it, I’d have to change my middle initial to K. I don’t want to do that.

Someone at WordPress told me how to get the classic editor back. The world is a happy place once again.


Stream of Consciousness Saturday is brought brot to you each week by Linda Hill and this station. Now a word about M&M’s. The milk chocolate melts in your mouth, not in your hand!

Yeah, I know, Christmas commercials…

37 thoughts on “Let Your Lite Shine Brite! #socs

  1. Very funny. Clever take on the prompt. I’ve no idea which editor I’m using. I guess that’s a good thing since I’d never know how to change it back 😂

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  2. I got a chuckle out of this! Oh, the Gutenberg Editor! I finally got used to it. It’s not bad once you get the hang of it. It makes it much easier to add images and has many other cool features.

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    1. They said there’s a classic block so if (i.e. when) they get rid of the classic editor I’ll be able to use that. Maybe by then I’ll have moved off WordPress.com and use a self-hosted copy of it. I already do that for my weekly summary (it’s how I build the list of acknowledgements at the end); I run a local copy of it under MAMP and perform database magic…

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  3. Oh yes, I am 100% not on board with the new editor. NOT AT ALL. I’ll keep doing these workarounds until my laptop blows up, thank you very much. 😆

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    1. They honestly thought they were making life easier for us. Seriously, that’s what they told me. If I were confronted with Gutenberg when I was first starting out, I’d say “screw this” and start on Blogger…

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  4. LOL – glad you were able to get the Classic Editor back. That “G” is a pain in you know what. I enjoyed your take on the prompt – hope you have a lovely Saturday! 🙂

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    1. I gave the poor “happiness engineer” what for when I chatted with him. My exact words re Gutenberg were “what the hell were you thinking?” They actually thought they were making things easier…

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      1. LOL – I bet that “HE” has heard plenty of earfulls of complaints. We’re spoiled having had time working with the Classic Editor. Apparently some people who are just new to WP don’t mind G. I agree, it isn’t easier to use.

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          1. I don’t think we’re alone in feeling that way. I’m sure they’ll eventually force it on us, just like Microsoft is forcing all those fond of Windows 7 to upgrade by January 2020.

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            1. I’m hearing (from Kim Komando) nothing but bad things about Microsoft and their updates, e.g. takes forever to apply, everything they fix breaks two other things etc. I wonder how many people, faced with having to do an upgrade, will go out and buy a new computer? Seems that’s the only way you can be sure the update is successful.

              Software companies have this attitude of “This ain’t Burger King, you can’t get it your way, you either take it our way or you don’t get it.” I’m sure WordPress has that planned eventually…

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              1. The sad part of it is I bought a new computer, everything is a new install (which isn’t working either) and Outlook crashes everytime I load it. I concur, everything takes forever and I fix one thing and it breaks two others. I’m definitely not sold on their ‘upgraded’ versions.
                Software companies have created their own monsters – so many updates, so many variables, it’s a wonder they even survive. Yep, WP will follow suit…eventually.

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    1. Did you ever notice that “phonetic” isn’t spelled like it sounds? Way back in the olden days, people used to spell however it sounded to them, like “zookeeney” and “fullayed fish.” I’ve written in the past about the simplified spelling that either Joseph Medill or Colonel McCormick from the Chicago Tribune tried to push, but it never caught on.

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