We pronounce the ‘c’ in ‘connect’ but not in Connecticut. This is absurd and should be changed at once. In deference to the great state of Connecticut and in memory of the victims of Hartford Circus Fire, in which the original sad clown Emmett Kelly streaked his painted grimace with genuine tears, the ‘c’ will be dropped from all instances of the word ‘connect’ and its derivations: hence ‘connet’ for ‘connect’, ‘connetting’ for ‘connection,’ and ‘connetchun’ for ‘connection’. Connecticut will retain its current spelling and pronunciation. It will also be demolished and paved over.