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    Cool Here is a little poem

    I found:
    I take it you already know
    Of tough and bough and cough and dough?
    Others may stumble but not you
    On hiccough, thorough, slough and through.
    Well done! And now 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, it's said like bed, not bead-
    for goodness' sake don'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, broth, or brother,
    And here is not a match for there,
    Nor dear and fear for bear and pear,
    And then there's doze and rose and lose-
    Just look them up- and goose and choose,
    And cork and work and card and ward
    And font and front and word and sword,
    And do and go and thwart and cart-
    Come, I've hardly made a start!
    A dreadful language? Man alive!
    I'd learned to speak it when I was five!
    And yet to write it, the more I sigh,
    I'll not learn how 'til the day I die.
    What do you think of it?

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    Default Re: Here is a little poem

    I think it is supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!;))

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    Quote Originally Posted by Avalon View Post
    I think it is supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!;))

    Not a floccinaucinihilipilification then?

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    Default Re: Here is a little poem

    Gesundtheit!!! yeah, alright....it´s not fair! I´m not a native..:(
    Last edited by Avalon; 12-Nov-2006 at 03:58.

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