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Of Buses and Busses

Art Credit: KC Education Enterprise | Photo & Illustration Credits: 123rf stock images

Maybe it’s the English teacher in me. Maybe it’s my journalism training. I always have to smile when I’m reading school board agendas describing purchasing and maintenance of school busses. What’s so amusing? Well, “buses” are the big yellow vehicles that kids ride to schools. “Busses” are big, fat smacking kisses. Spoils my amusement somewhat to see that my beloved American Heritage dictionary lists “busses” as an alternate spelling for more than one big yellow vehicle. But still, I can’t help but smile.

The wheels on the buses go round and round, round and round … The wheels on the busses go round and round …

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About jwmartinez

JoLynne is a journalist and educator. She holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Kansas and a Master of Arts in Teaching from Park University and is certified to teach high school journalism and English. Former employment includes work for Cable News Network and the University of Missouri-Kansas City in addition to freelancing for clients such as the Kansas City Star and The Pitch.

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  1. Casey Thompson’s New Projects; Stolen Busses in Houston
    Friday, September 9, 2011, by Paula Forbes
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    Masher or truck thief? We’ll never know for sure.

    Posted by Christopher Barnes | July 9, 2012, 6:54 pm

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