Our Strange Lingo
Our Strange Lingo1 min 611 1 min 611
When in the English tongue we speak,
Why is break not rhymed with freak?
Will you tell me why it's true
We say sew but likewise few?
And the maker of the verse
Cannot rhyme his horse with worse?
Beard is not same as heard
Cord is different from word.
Cow is cow but low is low
Shoe is never rhymed with foe.
Think of hose, dose, and lose
And think of goose and yet with choose.
Think of comb, tomb and bomb,
Doll and roll, or home and some.
Since pay is rhymed with say,
Why not paid with said, I pray?
Think of blood, food and good,
Mould is not pronounced like could.
Wherefore done, but gone and lone,
Is there any reason known?
To sum up all it seems to me
Sounds and letters don't agree.