Last week, I received this note:

Just wanted to send a note to say thank you for the most excellent Word Up videos and let you know that we are eagerly awaiting the new series you are working on now. They are wonderfully informative as well as entertaining!

But I wonder if you know that the videos also help keep our spirits up? 

When my son is having a rough day with school, a little extra Word Up time usually does the trick to snap him out of the blues and back to working successfully. We all need all the laughs we can get these days.

May the Lord bless your continued efforts,


Here is my reply:

Wow.  Thank you for writing this! 

I may print it out and read it before we film each day.  

There is so much brain work that goes into Word Up that I am actually pretty tired of it all.  Tempting to quit, actually.  Your note came at the perfect time.  Thank you for taking the time to write this!

Please tell your kids I said “Hi!”  

Oh…. and I probably will not translate the Sponge Bob song into Latin.  Sorry about that.  🙂

Hope you are having a great day!

Dwane Thomas


By the way, we just finished filming Volume 2 or Word Up a few days ago.  I am frantically writing Volume 3 right now.

If you have no idea what I am talking about, you can check out Volume 1 of Word Up right here: Word Up.

Basically, I do my best to teach you the roots behind so many of our English words… while making a fool of myself.