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Our Strange Lingo

Our Strange Lingo

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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.



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