My eleventh post for the A-to-Z Blogging Challenge, K Is For... Kommand:
Almost, but not quite.
I knew that Americans spelt Armored without a U, but even as a child I doubted that Kommand was a genuine alternative spelling of Command. I don't think Webster's Dictionary would approve. Matt Trakker was clearly misleading us and our young impressionable minds. Why didn't he call his paramilitary crimefighting organisation MASC? The lyrics of the theme song included the line "Working all the time, Fighting crime, Fighting crime!", but was he more interested in branding than he was in catching his nemesis, Myles Mayhem? Here's another picture of Trakker, unmasked and potentially ashamed:
Mayhem and his paramilitary criminal organisation also wore masks and had shapechanging vehicles, but eschewed names like C.O.W.L. or V.E.I.L. and istead went for the more ideological name of VENOM, which stood for Vicious Evil Network Of Mayhem. You know where you stand with that.
I struggled to think of something to write about for my K post and while I was considering various options I kept coming back to Kommand and its misappropriated K. What I am saying in a very roundabout sort of a way is:
What is it about K's that sees them drafted in to liven up the likes of Mortal Kombat, Rice Krispies and Kwik-Fit? And does it work? What other examples of words that traditionally begin with a C also get the K treatment?