English is Tough Stuff (via My Literary Quest)

I love this. Thanks, Jodi.

English is Tough Stuff Fun Friday is Back!  Most of the time I use my posts to explore how to improve writing skills. Today we will poke fun at one of English's greatest drawbacks – it's pronunciation. I dare you to try to read this aloud!  This is the shorter version, the original is over 270 lines long! The Chaos by Dr. Gerald Nolst Trenite (1870-1946), a Dutch observer of English. The Chaos Dearest creature in creation, Study English pronunciation. I will teach you … Read More

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4 responses to “English is Tough Stuff (via My Literary Quest)

  1. That was a mouthful. I had to look up “Terpsichore”. I had no idea what it was. Turns out it’s not a what, but a who. She was one of the nine muses, ruling over dance. La te da. Learned something new today and got my tongue all tied up too. Thanks!!! =D LOL.

  2. I enjoyed this, thank Aardie. (For some reason I am not getting email notifications to Jodi’s posts)

  3. Love the new look to your blog!
    And your new website!

    Rockin’ and Rollin’ with Jimbo!!!

  4. This is a great reminder that English can be complicated. I used to use this when I taught French. My students always complained that French was so much more difficult than English. This little piece easily changed their minds.

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