Found this linked on a friend’s Facebook wall — if you’re a grammar/spelling nerd like I am (or if you’re a long-suffering friend of someone like me, who patiently listens as we triumphantly find typos in church bulletins, on chalkboards, on labels, in book dedications- and tell you ALL about them and why exactly they’re errors) — This is for you. Best if read aloud, in my opinion. 🙂
Dearest creature in creation, Study English pronunciation. I will teach you in my verse Sounds like corpse, corps, horse, and worse. I will keep you, Suzy, busy, Make your head with heat grow dizzy. Tear in eye, your dress will tear. So shall I! Oh hear my prayer. Just compare heart, beard, and heard, Dies and diet, lord and word, Sword and sward, retain and Britain. (Mind the latter, how it’s written.) Now I surely will not plague you With such … Read More
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Wow that poem is hard to read aloud! I wasn’t sure on two or three of the words, but I think I was pretty accurate (and sexy) on the whole. Thanks for posting this. I’ll definitely pass it along. 🙂