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Wednesday, February 22, 2012 • Posted February 22, 2012

O.K.I’d like to buy a vowel.One simple letter can work wonders.One little ol’ vowel.Fag to fig to fog.“Fancy a fag while we wait out this fog?”“I don’t give a fig.”Jag to jig to jog.Rags to rigs to rugs.Or take the letters r-a-j.A kingdom.Turn it around.J-a-r.A container.Apostrophe.Catastrophe.Both stem from the Greek.According to Trusty Webster.The first means a turning away; averted.The latter to overturn; an overthrowing.To everything turn, turn, turn.There is a season, turn turn. And ‘tis the season to text.Little room for innuendo there.Communication is now reduced to equations.Much like personalized license plates.u r 2 die 4.i luv u 4 ever.2 r btr than 1.4 get him bc i no u luv me.Then again, numbers have long played an important role when it comes to human relationships.Two’s company, three’s a crowd.The more the merrier.Second fiddle.Fifth wheel.Single.Or, as a children’s book (by yours truly) goes:It takes two to make a family.Or it can take three.Some families are made up of four.Some have six or more.But all it takes is two.Which one are you?Better change that to:Which 1 r u?That’s Mason.

Renee Walker is an author, poet, and real estate broker on the square or

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