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English makes me go "Ough!"

Postby wasssaaabiii » Tue, 21 Sep 2010 5:53 am

This sentence contains every pronunciation of "ough", which can be pronounced in nine different ways.


A rough-coated, dough-faced, thoughtful ploughman strode through the streets of Scarborough; after falling into a slough, he coughed and hiccoughed. :shock:

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Postby curiousgeorge » Tue, 21 Sep 2010 2:14 pm

Bizarre indeed!

My favourite English-ism is the word GHOTI. Pronounced how?

Take the GH from Tough
Take the O from Women (plural)
Take the TI from station

You get FISH!

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Postby wasssaaabiii » Tue, 21 Sep 2010 6:32 pm

:lol:

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Re: English makes me go "Ough!"

Postby ksl » Mon, 27 Sep 2010 3:28 am

wasssaaabiii wrote:This sentence contains every pronunciation of "ough", which can be pronounced in nine different ways.


A rough-coated, dough-faced, thoughtful ploughman strode through the streets of Scarborough; after falling into a slough, he coughed and hiccoughed. :shock:


wasssaaabiii post : Tue Sep 21, 2010 at 5:53 am
It's a good job that rough-coated, dough-faced, thoughtful ploughman strode through the streeets of Scarborough; after falling into a slough, he coughed and hiccoughed.

Though he always went early to bed! Or do you just get up at 5:53 am to post! :lol: Oh that reminds me, it's my bed time too! :)

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Postby wasssaaabiii » Mon, 27 Sep 2010 5:59 am

Ok, dad! I'll go to bed early from now on :roll:
Stop checking in on me already! (slams door ... stamps feet ... dives into bed - sulking) :mad:

:lol: :lol: :lol:

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Postby ksl » Mon, 27 Sep 2010 12:37 pm

wasssaaabiii wrote:Ok, dad! I'll go to bed early from now on :roll:
Stop checking in on me already! (slams door ... stamps feet ... dives into bed - sulking) :mad:

:lol: :lol: :lol:
:lol: :P The site can be quite addictive, so my wife keeps telling me....though I reply that her mobile phone is more addictive than my computer, as she takes it everywhere, even to the loo! 500 minutes talk time, imagine how we are all being hooked on technology :evil:


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