Dearest creature in creation
Studying English pronunciation,
I will teach you in my verse
Sounds like corpse, corps, horse and worse.
I will keep you, Susy, busy,
Make your head with heat grow dizzy;
Tear in eye, your dress you'll tear;
Queer, fair seer, hear my prayer.
Pray, console your loving poet,
Make my coat look new, dear, sew it!
The poem is now 274 lines long, meant to be read out loud. How much of it can you manage before mispronouncing something? http://www.spellingsociety.org/journals/j17/caos.php -via Geeks Are Sexy
it's pronounced "FISH"
the GH from ROUGH
the O from WOMEN
the TI from NOTION
"Golf, wolf, countenance, lieutenants
Hoist in lieu of flags left pennants."
Lieutenants is pronounced "lef-tenants" over here.
"Is your R correct in higher?
Keats asserts it rhymes with Thalia."