Monday, July 21, 2008

Verse And Worse

Random Wit, Errant Rhyme. Not A Literary Crime

If the word suite
Is pronounced sweet
Should Fleet Street
Be spelled ``Fluite Struite’’?


Sandi McBride said...

and if you say bow for bough why not say cow for cough...the English language's difficulty needs the help of a plough...or would that be plow?

Louise said...

Funny! And I so agree. However, there is a whole, rather large, section of the U.S. that pronounce "suite" the same as "suit." (I'm not part of that section but know many who are.)

Maggie May said...

Phlegm and them
But cough and boff.
Rough and tough
But hough is like huff!
Its tough!
I've had enough!

Merisi said...

Oh, those swuit fluiting moments,
down in Fluite Struite!

Welcome back, Davuid!

Lakshmi said...

the english language has rules of its own

quilly said...

Ingles es loco!

74WIXYgrad said...

Will you read it?
Have you read it?
Will the flute need a reed?
Will you paint your house red?
When you dance, do you lead?
Or are your feet made of lead?

maggies mind said...

Ooh, that is a good point, but it hurts my brain before enough coffee. :)

cheshire wife said...

It probably was in Olde English.