Neil Hester

All poems © Neil Hester unless otherwritten

Location: North Carolina, United States

Thursday, January 10, 2008

A Bit on English

English is an awfully strange language.


"Pronounce this word: rough."


"No, ruhf."


"Good. Let's try this one now: trough."


"No, that would be trof."


"Very nice. Let's add another letter: through."


"Hmm... try again."


"No, no... throo."


"Good job. Last one... thorough."


"No, tr-"

"Thoruhf? Thorof?"

"...Boy, this is kinda rough, isn't it?"


"...Good for you."


Naturally, I love the English language.

Take Care,


Blogger Anthony said...

I agree...the things that make it a difficult language to learn also make it fun to play with in artistic contexts.

10:17 AM  
Blogger cosmoetica said...

A guy at is called Jough Dempsey, and I still don't know if it's Juff, Joe, Jew, or Joff.

7:49 PM  
Blogger Neil said...

Anthony: Agreed.

Dan: Jouwg. Definitely.

11:23 PM  
Blogger Jessica Schneider said...

Did you get my email?

7:59 AM  

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