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    • dyskordian

      English Pronunciation by G. Nolst Trenit

      3 years ago

      Dearest creature in creation,
      Study English pronunciation.
      I will teach you in my verse
      Sounds like corpse, corps, horse, and worse.
      I will keep you, Suzy, busy,
      Make your head with heat grow dizzy.
      Tear in eye, your dress will tear.
      So shall I! Oh hear my prayer.
      Just compare heart, beard, and heard,
      Dies and diet, lord and word,
      Sword and sward, retain and Britain.
      (Mind the latter, how it’s written.)
      Now I surely will not plague you
      With such words as plaque and ague.
      But be careful how you speak:
      Say break and steak, but bleak and streak;
      Cloven, oven, how and low,
      Script, receipt, show, poem, and toe.
      Hear me say, devoid of trickery,
      Daughter, laughter, and Terpsichore,
      Typhoid, measles, topsails, aisles,
      Exiles, similes, and reviles;
      Scholar, vicar, and cigar,
      Solar, mica, war and far;
      One, anemone, Balmoral,
      Kitchen, lichen, laundry, laurel;
      Gertrude, German, wind and mind,
      Scene, Melpomene, mankind.
      Billet does not rhyme with ballet,
      Bouquet, wallet, mallet, chalet.
      Blood and flood are not like food,
      Nor is mould like should and would.
      Viscous, viscount, load and broad,
      Toward, to forward, to reward.
      And your pronunciation’s OK
      When you correctly say croquet,
      Rounded, wounded, grieve and sieve,
      Friend and fiend, alive and live.
      Ivy, privy, famous; clamour
      And enamour rhyme with hammer.
      River, rival, tomb, bomb, comb,
      Doll and roll and some and home.
      Stranger does not rhyme with anger,
      Neither does devour with clangour.
      Souls but foul, haunt but aunt,
      Font, front, wont, want, grand, and grant,
      Shoes, goes, does. Now first say finger,
      And then singer, ginger, linger,
      Real, zeal, mauve, gauze, gouge and gauge,
      Marriage, foliage, mirage, and age.
      Query does not rhyme with very,
      Nor does fury sound like bury.
      Dost, lost, post and doth, cloth, loth.
      Job, nob, bosom, transom, oath.
      Though the differences seem little,
      We say actual but victual.
      Refer does not rhyme with deafer.
      Fe0ffer does, and zephyr, heifer.
      Mint, pint, senate and sedate;
      Dull, bull, and George ate late.
      Scenic, Arabic, Pacific,
      Science, conscience, scientific.
      Liberty, library, heave and heaven,
      Rachel, ache, moustache, eleven.
      We say hallowed, but allowed,
      People, leopard, towed, but vowed.
      Mark the differences, moreover,
      Between mover, cover, clover;
      Leeches, breeches, wise, precise,
      Chalice, but police and lice;
      Camel, constable, unstable,
      Principle, disciple, label.
      Petal, panel, and canal,
      Wait, surprise, plait, promise, pal.
      Worm and storm, chaise, chaos, chair,
      Senator, spectator, mayor.
      Tour, but our and succour, four.
      Gas, alas, and Arkansas.
      Sea, idea, Korea, area,
      Psalm, Maria, but malaria.
      Youth, south, southern, cleanse and clean.
      Doctrine, turpentine, marine.
      Compare alien with Italian,
      Dandelion and battalion.
      Sally with ally, yea, ye,
      Eye, I, ay, aye, whey, and key.
      Say aver, but ever, fever,
      Neither, leisure, skein, deceiver.
      Heron, granary, canary.
      Crevice and device and aerie.
      Face, but preface, not efface.
      Phlegm, phlegmatic, ass, glass, bass.
      Large, but target, gin, give, verging,
      Ought, out, joust and scour, scourging.
      Ear, but earn and wear and tear
      Do not rhyme with here but ere.
      Seven is right, but so is even,
      Hyphen, roughen, nephew Stephen,
      Monkey, donkey, Turk and jerk,
      Ask, grasp, wasp, and cork and work.
      Pronunciation (think of Psyche!)
      Is a paling stout and spikey?
      Won’t it make you lose your wits,
      Writing groats and saying grits?
      It’s a dark abyss or tunnel:
      Strewn with stones, stowed, solace, gunwale,
      Islington and Isle of Wight,
      Housewife, verdict and indict.
      Finally, which rhymes with enough,
      Though, through, plough, or dough, or cough?
      Hiccough has the sound of cup.
      My advice is to give up!!!

    • dyskordian

      I'm still around

      4 years ago

      I'm here and this site is still my homepage. I just don't spend as much time here as I used to.

      But those of you that I did follow I continue to follow because you have all been around long enough that it is good to hear about what is going on out there.

    • dyskordian

      I'm stil here

      4 years ago

      Here's to a least 32 more!

    • dyskordian

      Wings of Liberty

      4 years ago

      I now own Starcraft 2. I'm [email protected]

    • dyskordian

      Seriously...

      5 years ago

      Tonight on my way home from work I drive past a municipal public works building and out of the parking lot a county sheriff turns on his headlights and pulls in behind me. I make for sure I'm going below the posted speed limit by driving 5 under the posted limit and he stays behind me doing just a bit slower.

      At the end of the street there is a four-way stop and on our side are two lanes the one I use is a right turn only. I pull into the turn lane, signal my turn, and wait for another car at the stop to go and while waiting the cop pulls into the straight/left lane. After I get a little ways down the street the cop then, without signaling, turns right to follow me again. All the while I am still driving 5 under the posted limit.

      The road that we are now on isn't a main road and isn't very well light. There is a slight hill and after I crest it and where can no longer see him, he turns all the lights on his car off and continues to follow me. Jackson County Sheriff cars are black with dark-ish yellow wording. The only way that I could see him was the silhouette when he crested the hill.

      I continue to drive to the end of this street and signal my left turn, turn and proceed on my way. In my rear view mirror I see the cop come to a stop at that stop sign and sit there until I'm a good distance away then he turns his headlights back on and continue on his way.

      He didn't follow me past that point and what I just described happened over maybe 3 miles. I honestly wish I would have gotten his car number to report his ass for this. I know that if he had pulled me over it would have been my word versus his on how he was behaving and no one would have believed me.

    • dyskordian

      Goldeneye Source

      5 years ago

      So I'm a computer gamer and a member of th No Heroes gaming community. They have just started "The Summer of Fun" and this is day 2.

      The thing that was added today is a dedicated server for Goldeneye Source Beta 4.

      So if you own a Source Engine (Orange Box, L4D, L4D2, Counter Strike: Source) game you can get and play this for free.

      I'm am really looking forward to this since I have more than a few fond memories of playing Goldeneye with my friends back on the Nintendo 64.

    • dyskordian

      Cell Phone Thingy

      5 years ago

      I am now the embarrassed and ashamed owner of my very fist cell phone. I don't really want one, but the modern dating scene seems to require one.

      Its a droid and I have some minor usage issues with it, that I am certain that I will sort out in the next couple of days... whee I now have a leash.

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  • Comments (101)

    • Dylon

      Dylon

      5 years ago

      Hey I saw that you have plants vs zombies on your played games. If you like it I made a group... and guess what... A comic! I'm gonna make one everyday. just join and you'll see the first issue and than the preview of the name for the next one. There's a long description in the group so if you wanna read it go ahead :P

    • SloeBombFizz

      SloeBombFizz

      5 years ago

      blip.fm/SloeBombFizz

    • Neoma

      Neoma

      6 years ago

      I'm shy and talkative. It depends on the mood I'm in.

    • Neoma

      Neoma

      6 years ago

      Hmm what?

    • swooper74

      swooper74

      6 years ago

      If I wasn't so hard up for a job right now, I'd totally nail walmart for fucking up my personal info, and once I'm in there, someone's going to tell me what the fuck happened that cost me a full day's pay and the loss of my private information. Lucky for them, there's practically nothing for work in this city, and my current job is cutting my pay and hours like nobody's business.

    • SolCat

      SolCat

      6 years ago

      who, me? no, i don't exist :)

      how are you?

    • SloeBombFizz

      SloeBombFizz

      6 years ago

      Hey

    • SloeBombFizz

      SloeBombFizz

      6 years ago

      Thanks for the music contribution. I'll forward it on to the never-seen Dave. Though being here on the nets, there are few who are ever seen so I suppose I should have faith in his existence.

      Did you check out any of the selections from some of the other people?
      There's some good music in there.

    • SloeBombFizz

      SloeBombFizz

      6 years ago

      Glad to see ya back!

      Used to be I'd be doing a journal a day, especially during the Christmas season when there's so much trivia and lore to discuss. This has been a slacker period for me. And yet, I still have the third most? I don't feel too slackery afterall then.

    • swooper74

      swooper74

      6 years ago

      sorry, had a lot of time off at Christmas/New Year's