Enngleesh - in its profound glory - the often misspelled words

Saturday, December 13, 2008 , 4 Comments

Glory of English:

From Chaucer to our contemporary authors, English is considered almost pious. The Queen's language lived in glory and splendor till a decade ago... Now the state of English is pathetic, especially after the SMS culture came into existence. Vowels and consonants seized to exist. The state of diphthongs, is fatal. Phonetics? what does that mean? Is linguistics the brother of gymnastics?

English with just 26 letters, is generally thought to be the simplest language on earth. A language built up on 26 letters is amazing.

But within just a handful of letters, how many words can be misspelled..

My childish attempt to rhyme and write...

ei or ie, we are confused when we write,
it's then the words jump to end their life.

Homonyms, homophones, homographs
It's fun to know the very facts.

Bear tried to kill Jack with its bare hands,
Jack had to bear the brunt of the bear.

Speed is what we thrive to do
If we forget to Brake, will break a head or two.

100 cents makes a dollar
Jack sent his wife to buy a stroller
She smelled the scent of a broiler
And forget all about the stroller.

The people who lives in Desert
do they have dates as their Dessert?

The dinner was perfect
The wine complemented the feast
The hosts were perfect
And were complimented for their treat.

The King who reigned Prussia
Rode high holding his horse's reins,
And the horse started to panic
As it started to Rain.

Drew looked at his new site
The building looked a perfect sight
When asked for the legal owner
He cited the document which held his right.

Now the professional google with funny misspellings.

Eye Halve a Spelling Chequer http://www.waylink-english.co.uk/?page=16100

Eye halve a spelling chequer
It came with my pea sea
It plainly marques four my revue
Miss steaks eye kin knot sea.

Eye strike a quay and type a word
And weight four it two say
Weather eye am wrong oar write
It shows me strait a weigh.

As soon as a mist ache is maid
It nose bee fore two long
And eye can put the error rite
Its really ever wrong.

Eye have run this poem threw it
I am shore your pleased two no
Its letter perfect in it's weigh
My chequer tolled me sew.

(Sauce unknown)







Why can't the English speak learn to speak?? - My Fair Lady

Watch the video along with the lyrics... it's fun.


video


Higgins:
Look at her, a prisoner of the gutter,
Condemned by every syllable she utters.
By right she should be taken out and hung,
For the cold-blooded murder of the English tongue.

Eliza:
Aaoooww!

Higgins:
Aaoooww!
Heavens, what a noise!
This is what the British population,
Calls an elementary education.

Pickering:
Come, sir, I think you picked a poor example.

Higgins:
Did I?
Hear them down in Soho square,
Dropping "h's" everywhere.
Speaking English anyway they like.
You sir, did you go to school?

Man:
Wadaya tike me for, a fool?

Higgins:
No one taught him 'take' instead of 'tike'!

Hear a Yorkshireman, or worse,
Hear a Cornishman converse,
I'd rather hear a choir singing flat.
Chickens cackling in a barn,
Just like this one here.

Eliza:
Garn!

Higgins:
I ask you, sir, what sort of word is that?

It's "Aaoooww" and "Garn" that keep her in her place.
Not her wretched clothes and dirty face.

Why can't the English teach their children how to speak?
This verbal class distinction, by now,
Should be antique.
If you spoke as she does, sir,
Instead of the way you do,
Why, you might be selling flowers, too!

Pickering:
I beg your pardon!

Higgins: An Englishman's way of speaking absolutely classifies him.
The moment he talks he makes some other Englishman despise him.
One common language I'm afraid we'll never get,
Oh, why can't the English learn to

set a good example to people whose
English is painful to your ears?
The Scots and the Irish leave you close to tears.
There even are places where English completely disappears.

In America, they haven't used it for years!

Why can't the English teach their children how to speak?
Norwegians learn Norwegian,
the Greeks are taught their Greek.
In France every Frenchman knows his language from "A" to "Zed"

The French never care what they do, actually, as long as they pronounce it properly.

Arabians learn Arabian with the speed of summer lightning,
The Hebrews learn it backwards,
which is absolutely frightening.
But use proper English and you're regarded as a freak.

Why can't the English,
Why can't the English,
Learn To Speak?



viji suresh

Some say he’s half man half fish, others say he’s more of a seventy/thirty split. Either way he’s a fishy bastard. Google

4 Candles:

Pd said...

Nice post.. I really wonder how do people spell the word"English"? Is it Enngleesh or Engrish? Whatsoever it is,the one prevalent in our country is Hinglish.

Viji said...

Thanks PD... as you very well know it's neither Enngleesh, Engrish or Hinglish..

English is after all foreign to us and infact we are better in handling English than the English speaking nations....

Phonetically English is represented as /ˈɪŋɡlɪʃ/

i as in bit
ŋg(ing) as in sing
li as in lid
ʃ as in SH

I have always loved my phonetic classes and the whole class will make various sounds and it used to be fun..Phonetics is still dear to my heart.

Do I sound like a teacher???

Ruth said...

English, crazy English!

It's nice to read your words here at your blog. Thank you for your kind comment in the hubbub at synchronizing. I have a soft spot for India.

Viji said...

welcome to blog Ruth... and thank you so much for dropping in and comment..

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