For the writer in all of us.

I found this poem and I thought of all of us bloggers/writers who are blogging everyday and writing novels in a month–

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.

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 in brother,

And here is not a match for there,

Nor dear and fear for pear and bear.

And then there’s dose 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, then thwart and cart.

Come, come, I’ve hardly made a start.

A dreadful language?  Man alive,

I’d mastered it when I was five!

                                         —-Anonymous

You can laugh….it’s O.K.  Our English language is the horrible beast we love!

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3 responses to “For the writer in all of us.

  1. & laugh i did!!! that is great stuff…i should pass that on to my friends who speak english as a 2nd language…i am sure they would appreciate it!

  2. That was cute! I am so easily confused I know I make ridiculous mistakes all of the time.

  3. How true! After reading that poem, I now realize just how difficult ESL must be, because EFL (English as a First Language) can be difficult enough!

    Entertaining post!
    Jeanne

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