Everyone's going nuts about the movie trailer that was released today for the Spike Jonze-directed Warner Bros. movie "Where The Wild Things Are," and I can't blame them. I'm a little excited myself.
First of all, the book was a dog-eared favorite when I was a kid. Secondly, it's no secret I'm a fan of Spike Jonze. He was one of the reasons I picked up a camera in the first place, and that goes back to his work with Freestylin' Magazine in the late 1980's. It seems like a lifetime ago.
According to Wikipedia, the letter G was introduced in the Old Latin period as a variant of C to distinguish Latin voiced velar /g/ from voiceless /k/ around 230 BC. At this time, K had fallen out of favor, and C, which had formerly expressed both /g/ and /k/ before open vowels, had come to express /k/ in all environments.