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Old 2018-09-05, 00:07   #3314
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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.
Pray, console your loving poet,
Make my coat look new, dear, sew it!
and so on.

There are a few variants on The Chaos out there. My favourite rhymes chicory with Terpsichore and trickery. Another has a line which begins "Reading Reading" where the capitalization is essential to understand its meaning.

I, an educated native English speaker with a more than adequate vocabulary, have never been able to read The Chaos out loud without making at least three errors or hesitations.

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