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Sunday, July 30, 2017

The Chaos

It is said that if you pronounce correctly every word in this poem, you will be speaking English better than 90% of native English speakers. After trying the verses, a Frenchman said he'd prefer 6 months of hard labor to reading six lines aloud. Clearly I am not better than the rest, but my first attempt at narrating. Head over. Listen with ears wide open. Read with eyes protruding out. And certainly a fully functional brain.

This is an adaption of version of The Chaos by Gerard Nolst Trenité, 1920. The exact and original version in available online at: and is far more horror than what I attempted. The original poem contains about 800 of the worst irregularities in English spelling and pronunciation and firms the belief of many who say, "English is a very funny language!" 


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