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Just a little aside, changing from spelling to pronunciation, a little ditty that I used to use when I was teaching English to French kids, hope that it hits the tickle button:-
CORK and WORK and CARD and WARD !
I take it you already know of tough and bough and cough and dough?
Others may stumble, but not you!
On hiccough, thorough, laugh and through.
I write, in case you wish, perhaps
to learn of less familiar traps:
beware of heard, a dreadful word
that looks like beard and sounds like bird.
And dead, itâ€™s said like bed not bead,
for goodness sake donâ€™t call it deed!
Watch out for meat and great and threat,
they rhyme with suite and straight and debt.
A moth is not a moth in mother,
nor both in bother, nor broth in brother.
Here is not a match for there, nor dear for bear, or fear for pear.
Thereâ€™s dose and rose, goose and choose, and cork and work, card and ward,
font and front, word and sword, do and go and thwart and cartâ€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦..
Come come, Iâ€™ve barely made a start!
A DREADFUL LANGUAGE?
Iâ€™d mastered it when I was five!
Hi Pat, glad to see you back. Merry Christmas. I agree with Rick, you have been missed.
Ego diligo meus tracti.
(I love my tractors)
Merry christmas to you Pat, gald you are BACK, and yes you have been missed.
Egads! With all the Geman and French and Latin influences, English could be much worse if Asian languages mixed into it. If that happens, it's all Greek to me.
"Chance favors the prepared mind."
- Louis Pasteur
"In character, in manners, in style, in all things, the supreme excellence is simplicity."
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Some very funny uses of the language, http://www.engrish.com/ , How do you do Pat, I took 3 years of French in high school, visited France, 1 more yr in college remember none of it. Do remember the language made much more sense than english.
22 mower 5', grader blade, 189 two way moldboard plow, cultivators ,danco C2 mower,1961 Comet, 1984 BMW 318i
Part of life is falling down, living is getting back up.
I tried to read this aloud to my wife. What a TONGUE TWISTER! It is a wonder that any of our kids learn to talk at all! (some still don't do it well!)
Great to hear from you again Pat!
Mike in La Crosse, WI
Mike in Gibsonia, PA
The difference between loose (rhymes with goose)and lose (rhymes with news) is probably the hardest to grasp.
The most affectionate creature in the world is a wet dog. Ambrose Bierce
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