When I kicked around K words in my mind, it was places and products that came first.
Kalamazoo, the city and county I worked in for thirty years, the river that runs through it, and the song, I’ve Got a Gal in Kalamazoo, plus two colleges (Kalamazoo and Kalamazoo Valley Community College).
But then breakfast foods from Kellogg’s and Special K commercials crept in, all from the county next door, Calhoun (which starts with the sound if not the letter K). Oh, and of course the K car from Chrysler
Then from further a field came Kickapoo, a Native American people who once migrated through this area, and a word that I probably first heard as a kid from Al Capp’s cartoon strip, Lil Abner -- Kickapoo Joy Juice was the home brew of Dogpatch, (see all the details at http://www.lil-abner.com/).
But to find my daily photo, I needed a K. When I looked over to the fireplace mantel, I found Kannon and Krishna for you.
Did other English speakers have my problem: the cascade of C words that intruded on the thinking about K? Is there really a difference between the hard C of California and the K of Kansas? Why the two different spellings?! Do we know a librarian who could help?
OK, no more kidding around. Before you kick back and enjoy all the contributions to K-day, my you find the key to your own! And then visit ABC Wednesday!