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From: "Sandra Turner" <>
Subject: RE: English-no language barriers
Date: Mon, 14 Dec 1998 21:28:36 -0000
I sent a message to John Harris Mon. 14/12/98 00:21 as soon as I saw his
Farewell message! I too agree with Joanne. I hope that Clive Henly has now
also asked John Harris to rejoin us maybe Clive you could pass on to John
the messages posted to the list voicing their support of John and regrets at
his leaving. He really will be missed by many people.
While on the subject of "English" for those not on the Cornish list I am
forwarding this rhyme An English as a Second Language Test Piece - OK?*
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 dreaded word
That looks like beard and sounds like bird.
Ad 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 bear and pear!
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 and thwart and cart-
Come, come, Ive hardly made a start!
A dreadful language. Man alive,
I'd mastered it when I was five!
This was by the way posted by someone in Australia!
Turner/Chapman/Nunn/Nicholls/Cant/Humphreys/Campion in Essex
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