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lolzandtrollz: Excellent English Pronunciation Poem: English Pronunciation If you can pronounce correctly every word in this poem, you will be speaking English better than 90 % of the native English speakers in the world. After trying the verses, a Frenchman said he'd prefer six months of hard labour to reading six lines aloud. 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. FeOffer 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, surp 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. plait, promise, pal. 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, bas. 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!!! you should probably go to TheMetaPicture.com lolzandtrollz: Excellent English Pronunciation Poem
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bill-11b: frosty-the-snowden: bill-11b: new-age-conservative: proudgayconservative: capricornicis: thenonfeministgirl: mr-cappadocia: southernnationalist: mr-cappadocia: southernnationalist: mr-cappadocia: southernnationalist: libertybill: matt-ruins-feminisms-shit: mr-cappadocia: America… Not all immigrants fall prey to leftist trickery…especially those who have seen where it leads already. If you’re in Colorado, you can vote for Lily Tang Williams for US Senate on November 8th 2016. Born in the wild west of China, Sichuan province before the Cultural Revolution, raised with her two sibling brothers by illiterate working-class parents, Lily grew up facing poor living conditions, food rationing, Communist indoctrination, and political and social chaos under Mao’s regime. In this tumultuous environment, she quickly developed street smarts and compassion as well as the values of perseverance and hard work.Lily received her university law degree at Fudan University in Shanghai and was a faculty member of the law school for three years.  She came over to the U.S.A. in 1988 and earned a Master’s degree at The University of Texas at Austin, School of Social Work.Lily worked for corporations in Hong Kong and the U.S.A. as a corporate executive. Lily became a Colorado small business woman and entrepreneur in 2000.Lily was nominated as a candidate by the Libertarian Party of Colorado in March of 2014 to run for the State of Representatives in House District 44. She is the former state chair of the Libertarian Party of Colorado and currently State Director for Our America Initiative. The Libertarian Party of Colorado unanimously nominated Lily on March 12th as the candidate for U.S. Senate. Her name will be on the ballot this November. voting for someone who isn’t an American to the U.S. Senate She went through the process. She did so legally. She made something of herself. She is officially one of the gang. She is Chinese. I don’t care what check mark is next to her name. Amendment XIV Section 1. All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the state wherein they reside. Well, you’re wrong, so there’s always that. American citizen  ≠ American Based on that piece of paper some fucking border-hopper’s kids are suddenly just as American as somebody whose family fought in the revolution. I don’t think so.  I will never be Russian. I have no Russian blood. I can move to Russia, and imitate the Russians, but the reality is that I will never be an actual Russian. Immigration is destroying this country. America should not be the dumping spot for the rest of the world, yet that is what it has become.  Actually that’s exactly how it works and it’s *supposed* to work that way. Your idea of what it means to be an American seems alien to me. Foreign somehow. It doesn’t fit into our culture. This belief that our system is inferior, weak even… so weak that you tell us freedom must be jealously hoarded for the precious few.. For being this so called “True American” the degree of contempt you have for us is staggering. America is historically made up  of legal immigrants. All the way up until the 1900’s people were still migrating here for a better future, especially during  the World Wars. You can’t just say you have to descend from the British colonies to be a “true” American. There are plenty of legal immigrants that love this country more than to 10th gen people who were born here. southernnationalist? Oh wow. I’m shocked to see a racist is against legal immigration.  Is anyone else as depressed as I am that all these years the Democrats have been right about how many racists are left? Don’t like mass immigration from third world shitholes?Must be a fucking nazi! To be fair, though, the lady in the original post seems like she actually came here and fully embraced America rather than trying to make it like China. She’s one of the ones who did it the right way. I don’t disagree. I’m not crazy about the idea of people who weren’t born here holding federal office, but it is what it is. Fact of the matter is, we hear endlessly about how immigrants built America, and that’s true. What people seem to leave out, conveniently enough, is that the vast majority of those immigrants were from western Europe. True enough, hundreds of thousands of Chinese laborers  helped build California and the railroads. But America’s industrial super strength was built on the backs of European immigrants who were treated only marginally better than ethnic immigrants. And this is used to excuse endless immigration from South America, Mexico, the M.E., Asia, etc - all places where immigration to the US should be heavily controlled from so those who come have time to assimilate to OUR culture, language and customs - otherwise we get what we’re seeing now: people protesting an American running for an American office…….. with the fucking flag of Mexico in hand. Because they don’t like America, they don’t want to live in America, they want to live in North Mexico. No different than the muslims who come here en masse and demand to have their own sharia courts, they don’t want to live in America, they want to live in the American Islamic Emirates.  Wow conservative discourse is such garbage: Lily Tang Williams @Lily4Liberty A Chinese immigrant who grew up under Mao's regime is running for U.S.Senate in Colorado. I hate to see the countryI love is becoming like the country I left Colorado, USA lily4liberty.com Lily Tang Williams@Lily4Liberty May 11 My first day in America 28 years ago with $100 borrowed, could not speak English. I am running for U.S. Senate today 9.8K 16K bill-11b: frosty-the-snowden: bill-11b: new-age-conservative: proudgayconservative: capricornicis: thenonfeministgirl: mr-cappadocia: southernnationalist: mr-cappadocia: southernnationalist: mr-cappadocia: southernnationalist: libertybill: matt-ruins-feminisms-shit: mr-cappadocia: America… Not all immigrants fall prey to leftist trickery…especially those who have seen where it leads already. If you’re in Colorado, you can vote for Lily Tang Williams for US Senate on November 8th 2016. Born in the wild west of China, Sichuan province before the Cultural Revolution, raised with her two sibling brothers by illiterate working-class parents, Lily grew up facing poor living conditions, food rationing, Communist indoctrination, and political and social chaos under Mao’s regime. In this tumultuous environment, she quickly developed street smarts and compassion as well as the values of perseverance and hard work.Lily received her university law degree at Fudan University in Shanghai and was a faculty member of the law school for three years.  She came over to the U.S.A. in 1988 and earned a Master’s degree at The University of Texas at Austin, School of Social Work.Lily worked for corporations in Hong Kong and the U.S.A. as a corporate executive. Lily became a Colorado small business woman and entrepreneur in 2000.Lily was nominated as a candidate by the Libertarian Party of Colorado in March of 2014 to run for the State of Representatives in House District 44. She is the former state chair of the Libertarian Party of Colorado and currently State Director for Our America Initiative. The Libertarian Party of Colorado unanimously nominated Lily on March 12th as the candidate for U.S. Senate. Her name will be on the ballot this November. voting for someone who isn’t an American to the U.S. Senate She went through the process. She did so legally. She made something of herself. She is officially one of the gang. She is Chinese. I don’t care what check mark is next to her name. Amendment XIV Section 1. All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the state wherein they reside. Well, you’re wrong, so there’s always that. American citizen  ≠ American Based on that piece of paper some fucking border-hopper’s kids are suddenly just as American as somebody whose family fought in the revolution. I don’t think so.  I will never be Russian. I have no Russian blood. I can move to Russia, and imitate the Russians, but the reality is that I will never be an actual Russian. Immigration is destroying this country. America should not be the dumping spot for the rest of the world, yet that is what it has become.  Actually that’s exactly how it works and it’s *supposed* to work that way. Your idea of what it means to be an American seems alien to me. Foreign somehow. It doesn’t fit into our culture. This belief that our system is inferior, weak even… so weak that you tell us freedom must be jealously hoarded for the precious few.. For being this so called “True American” the degree of contempt you have for us is staggering. America is historically made up  of legal immigrants. All the way up until the 1900’s people were still migrating here for a better future, especially during  the World Wars. You can’t just say you have to descend from the British colonies to be a “true” American. There are plenty of legal immigrants that love this country more than to 10th gen people who were born here. southernnationalist? Oh wow. I’m shocked to see a racist is against legal immigration.  Is anyone else as depressed as I am that all these years the Democrats have been right about how many racists are left? Don’t like mass immigration from third world shitholes?Must be a fucking nazi! To be fair, though, the lady in the original post seems like she actually came here and fully embraced America rather than trying to make it like China. She’s one of the ones who did it the right way. I don’t disagree. I’m not crazy about the idea of people who weren’t born here holding federal office, but it is what it is. Fact of the matter is, we hear endlessly about how immigrants built America, and that’s true. What people seem to leave out, conveniently enough, is that the vast majority of those immigrants were from western Europe. True enough, hundreds of thousands of Chinese laborers  helped build California and the railroads. But America’s industrial super strength was built on the backs of European immigrants who were treated only marginally better than ethnic immigrants. And this is used to excuse endless immigration from South America, Mexico, the M.E., Asia, etc - all places where immigration to the US should be heavily controlled from so those who come have time to assimilate to OUR culture, language and customs - otherwise we get what we’re seeing now: people protesting an American running for an American office…….. with the fucking flag of Mexico in hand. Because they don’t like America, they don’t want to live in America, they want to live in North Mexico. No different than the muslims who come here en masse and demand to have their own sharia courts, they don’t want to live in America, they want to live in the American Islamic Emirates.  Wow conservative discourse is such garbage
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