June 9, 2010

The Letter 'U' is for Ursula in the little mermaid.

Jenny Matlock


If you liked Ariels little Mermaid , you probably didn't like the malicious, deceitful , vile , fat blue monster with white hair....
Ursula





The Letter U




a vowel in the English language, is both versatile and fun. Some people use it on IM conversations and in text messages to mean “you.” You might see it on a sign explaining the U-turn rules for a certain area. Utilizing “u” demonstrates an understanding of its usefulness! Originally, the letters U and V had the same sound—but the shape of V was always used for the beginning of a word, and U was used for the middle or the end. It evolved from there into a completely different letter with a completely different sound! By the 1300s, the two were distinctive, separate letters; by the 1500s, U signified the vowel and V signified the consonant. - Ur Dictionary.com





24 comments:

  1. My kids were a little bit afraid of Ursula when they were young. I would sit on the couch and they would both climb on my lap.
    Interesting history of the letter u (and v). I did not know that.

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  2. Good Morning Jackie,

    Would you believe that I've NEVER seen Ariel? My grandchildren loved her and always had to see the movies and even have the DVDs BUT I never watched any of them. Isn't that strange? LOL

    I did not know those facts about the letter "u" and "v" either! Great post!

    Have a wonderful THURSDAY!

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  3. Nice U post, Jackie!! Loved the letter facts!

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  4. I think Ursala is really scary. Why is there always one really scary character?

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  5. When my Sara was little we watched The Little Mermaid...multiple times a day! I can sing the video without watching it! :)

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  6. I really enjoyed this. When Cait was small we watched this constantly, I can probably recite most of the movie verbatim! Interesting facts about the letters U and V - I love learning new things. Kathy

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  7. Ursula is fun but very scairy! I love the movement the animators gave her and I love her gravely (sp?) voice! Joni

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  8. Ursula scares me...your "U" post did not! :o)

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  9. Great U post - so interesting!
    Wishing you a Happy Alphabe-Thursday!
    LOLA:)
    PS Mine this time is HERE. Hope you can join me!

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  10. I saw the little mermaid, Ursula is quite a character! and certainly disney has drawn her to be as unlikeable as any character

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  11. my girls love the little mermaid - boo to ursula LOL :D

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  12. What a lovely U post. Love ariel

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  13. Ursula ... quite the scary sea witch ... loved your post with the info on U !

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  14. I'm actually a little afraid of Ursula....

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  15. I am a little ashamed to say that I am kinda/sorta afraid of Ursula. She reminds me of a lot of bullies I have known...

    The other part of my always kinda/sorta wants to smack Ursula.

    Perhaps I am passive/aggressive! I'm not certain.

    But one thing I am certain about is that I really enjoyed this little stop on Alphabe-Thursday's journey through the letter "U"!

    Thanks for linking!

    A+

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  16. I did not know about the past uses of U and V, so thanks for sharing. I am known for my knowledge of trivia so this is a new fact!

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  17. That was very interesting about the U & V. I never knew that before. I never watched Little Mermaid but I do know about Ursula. Great u post.

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  18. very funny words there...
    you are sharp and cool!

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  19. I loved the lesson. One great U post for sure.

    Thanks for graciously stopping by mine. Sorry you have the opposite problem when it comes to peeing!

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  20. oh, I loved this movie! My kids haven't seen it yet. I think I should rent it!

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  21. the little mermaid was my youngest daughter's favorite movie, she'd always want to watch it, and would sing and dance in front of the tv all through it, and even at the age of 4 knew all the lines.

    Susan

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  22. I thought she was the perfect disney monster!

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  23. WOW, proves U can still learn something new everyday! Pretty U too :)

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