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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Accent Marks

I'm kind of behind on a lot of technological things.  One of those things is typing accent marks. 

I see people write stuff all the time with nicely formated accent marks above the appropriate letters.  Every time I see one of these, I think to myself, "how the heck to they do that?" 

Recently I decided to put years of curiosity to rest and learn how.

A quick internet search for "how to type accent marks" resulted in a nice article from eHow.com.

In less than five minutes of my initial search I was typing accent marks like a pro!  Check it out.

Ã Ñ Õ ¿ ¡ Ó Ü á é

Pretty good huh?  I knew you would be impressed.

On a side note, is it donut or doughnut?  I used to always type "doughnut", but then I realized that most stores sell "donuts".  It has been difficult making this spelling transition.  It is probably likely that both are acceptable forms of the word. 
Furthermore, I rather like words that have variable spellings because sometimes you might be in the mood for a donut and other times you might prefer a doughnut.  In conclusion...I'll spell it however the heck I want!

By way of another side note, I am currently sitting in the computer lab on campus and someone's phone just rang.  The ringtone was the theme song from The A-Team.  Let me say this in a way that everyone will understand, I WANT THAT RING TONE. 
Also, I desperately want the Magnum PI song as a ringtone.  That is all.

1 comment:

Nikki said...

In an answer to your Doughnut/donut query, here's what I have to offer. I believe that it started out spelled doughnut because they were (not nuts) made of dough. But as usual, we got lazy and took out the 'ugh' part and it morphed into donut. There ya go. That's my take on it. :)