"After all is said and done, more is said than done."    Aesop
    "When I was born, I was so surprised I didn't talk for a year and a half.    Gracie Allen
    "I'm not afraid to die.  I just don't want to be there when it happens."    Woody Allen
    "The secret of life is not to do what you like, but to like what you do."    Anonymous
    "Love is not about who you live with. It's about who you can't live without."    Anonymous
    "A real friend is someone who walks in when the rest of the world walks out."    Anonymous
    "Opportunity may knock only once, but temptation leans on the doorbell."    Anonymous
    "Good supervision is the art of getting average people to do superior work."    Anonymous
    "Wit is educated insolence."    Aristotle
    "Education is the best provision for the journey to old age."    Aristotle
    "One swallow does not make the spring."    Aristotle
    "Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work."    Aristotle
    "We are what we repeatedly do."    Aristotle
    "Wishing to be friends is quick work,  but friendship is a slow ripening fruit."    Aristotle
    "There is safety in numbers."
If some of your loved ones are not fluent in English, it may be beneficial for you to explain to them the benefits of learning to read and speak the language. People may disagree about the importance of knowing English, but if you fully explain the opportunities that knowing English can provide, it may encourage them to start the learning process.

  1. Jobs
    • Some businesses that deal with international clients and suppliers rely on English-speaking employees to help with day-to-day operations to interpret, translate and communicate directly with English-speaking customers and clients. Being fluent in English can improve employment opportunities.

    • Even if you go to another country where you don't speak the native tongue and the country's primary language is not English, you probably will be able to find someone who can speak at least a little English. According to FunEasyEnglish.com, more than 900 million people in the world are either native English speakers or speak English as a second language. If you know English, you have a chance to communicate almost anywhere you travel.

    • Parents raising children in an English-speaking country may have a problem helping their children through school if they do not understand English. For example, if they send their children to school and the teacher does not speak their native language, parents are likely to have a problem communicating with the teacher. In addition, if the children have homework they do not understand, parents who don't understand English cannot help them.

    • In addition to job opportunities, there are other opportunities available for those who learn English. Learning English can improve the chances of being accepted into advanced training programs or colleges in English-speaking countries. Learning English also can expand the ability to access news and information, much of which is generated only in English.

    Native Speakers
    • Even native speakers of English would do well to learn how to use the language properly. Many native speakers of English have trouble with vocabulary, spelling, grammar and punctuation, which can greatly limit their ability to advance professionally or succeed in advanced training or education.

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English is one of the hardest languages in the world to learn. For those of us that speak it, it may be hard to understand why. But when taking a closer look at all of the rules, syllables, and different sounds that can come from the same letters, it’s a little easier to see why one who doesn’t have English as a mother tongue can have a tough time catching on. Below is some interesting trivia regarding this beautiful (and sometimes awkward and difficult) language.

The longest word in the English language is pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis. This is a term for a type of lung disease that is caused by silica dust. The word can be found in an unabridged dictionary, making it the longest actual word in the English language.

“Screeched” and “strengths” are the two longest one-syllable words in the English language.

There are four words in the English language which show all of the vowels in alphabetical order. They are: facetious, abstemious, annelidous, and arsenious.

There are only two words in the English language which show the five vowels in reverse alphabetical order. These are: duoliteral, and subcontinental. If you include “y” in with the vowels, the word “uncomplimentary” also falls into this category.

Vowels however are not the only letters that appear in remarkable English. There are also a number of words that contain the longest strings of consonants. These are: bergschrunds, borschts, eschscholtzia, latchstring, and weltschmerz.

The longest word in the English language with no one letter to appear twice is uncopyrightable.

The longest sentence to contain the sound of “ee” is, “He believed Caesar could see people seizing the seas.”

In the same way, the “ough” spelling also has many different pronunciations. A sentence containing all the ways that this odd spelling can be said is, “A rough-coated, dough-faced, thoughtful ploughman strode through the streets of Scarborough after falling into a slough.”

With all the different rules, pronunciations, and spellings, it’s no wonder why the English language is considered to be one of the most complex languages in the world. 
A palindrome is a word or sentence that reads the same forward as it does backward. The words a and I are perhaps the simplest and least interesting palindromes; the word racecar and the name Hannah are more interesting and illustrative. Neither spaces nor punctuation are usually taken into consideration when constructing sentences that are palindromes -- one of the most famous palindromes is "A man, a plan, a canal, Panama" -- but when the spaces are properly positioned as well, so much the better. An example would be the also famous palindrome "Able was I ere I saw Elba," purportedly spoken by Napoleon, referring to his first sighting of Elba, the island where the British exiled him.

Palindromes are a type of palingram called letter palingrams. A palingram is a sentence in which the letters, syllables, or words read the same backward as they do forward. The sentence, "He was, was he?" is a word palingram, because the words can be placed in reverse order and still read the same. The sentence, "I did, did I?" is not only a word palingram but a letter palingram (or palindrome) as well.

A number of interesting palindromes are given below for your amusement. Can you make up your own?

  • aibohphobia
  • alula
  • cammac
  • civic
  • deified
  • deleveled
  • detartrated
  • devoved
  • dewed
  • evitative
  • Hannah
  • kayak
  • kinnikinnik
  • lemel
  • level
  • madam
  • Malayalam
  • minim
  • murdrum
  • peeweep
  • racecar
  • radar
  • redder
  • refer
  • reifier
  • repaper
  • reviver
  • rotator
  • rotavator
  • rotor
  • sagas
  • solos
  • sexes
  • stats
  • tenet
  • terret
  • testset
  • Glenelg (Australia)
  • Kanakanak (Alaska)
  • Kinikinik (Colorado)
  • Navan (Meath, Ireland)
  • Neuquen (Argentina)
  • Ward Draw (South Dakota)
  • Wassamassaw (South Carolina)
  • Yreka Bakery (Yreka, California)
Not Quite Legitimate
  • Retteb, si flahd noces eht tub, but the second half is better.
  • Doctor Reubenstein was shocked and dismayed when he answered the ringing telephone, only to hear a strange, metallic, alien voice say, "Yasec iovn eilacilla temeg! Nartsa raehoty lnoenoh pelet gnig, nirehtde rewsnaehn ehw. Deya! Msid! Dnadek cohssaw nietsne buerro, tcod?"
Phrases and Sentences
  • A dog, a plan, a canal: pagoda.
  • A man, a plan, a canal: Panama.
  • A new order began, a more Roman age bred Rowena.
  • A tin mug for a jar of gum, Nita.
  • A Toyota. Race fast, safe car. A Toyota.
  • Able was I ere I saw Elba.
  • Animal loots foliated detail of stool lamina.
  • Anne, I vote more cars race Rome to Vienna.
  • Are we not drawn onward, we few, drawn onward to new era?
  • Are we not pure? "No sir!" Panama's moody Noriega brags. "It is garbage!" Irony dooms a man; a prisoner up to new era.
  • As I pee, sir, I see Pisa!
  • Barge in! Relate mere war of 1991 for a were-metal Ernie grab!
  • Bombard a drab mob.
  • Bush saw Sununu swash sub.
  • Cain: a maniac.
  • Cigar? Toss it in a can. It is so tragic.
  • Daedalus: nine. Peninsula: dead.
  • Dammit, I'm mad!
  • Delia saw I was ailed.
  • Denim axes examined.
  • Dennis and Edna sinned.
  • Depardieu, go razz a rogue I draped.
  • Desserts, I stressed!
  • Did I draw Della too tall, Edward? I did?
  • Do good? I? No! Evil anon I deliver. I maim nine more hero-men in Saginaw, sanitary sword a-tuck, Carol, I -- lo! -- rack, cut a drowsy rat in Aswan. I gas nine more hero-men in Miami. Reviled, I (Nona) live on. I do, O God!
  • Doc, note I dissent: a fast never prevents a fatness. I diet on cod.
  • Drab as a fool, aloof as a bard.
  • Drat Saddam, a mad dastard!
  • Draw, O coward!
  • Draw pupil's lip upward.
  • Ed, I saw Harpo Marx ram Oprah W. aside.
  • Eva, can I stab bats in a cave?
  • Evil did I dwell; lewd I did live.
  • Gateman sees name, garageman sees name tag.
  • Go hang a salami; I'm a lasagna hog.
  • Goldenrod-adorned log.
  • Golf? No sir, prefer prison-flog.
  • Harass sensuousness, Sarah.
  • I roamed under it as a tired, nude Maori.
  • Laminated E.T. animal.
  • Lay a wallaby baby ball away, Al.
  • Lepers repel.
  • Let O'Hara gain an inn in a Niagara hotel.
  • Live not on evil.
  • Lived on Decaf; faced no Devil.
  • Lonely Tylenol.
  • Ma is a nun, as I am.
  • Ma is as selfless as I am.
  • Madam, I'm Adam.
  • Madam in Eden, I'm Adam.
  • Marge lets Norah see Sharon's telegram.
  • May a moody baby doom a yam.
  • Meet animals; laminate 'em.
  • Mr. Owl ate my metal worm.
  • Murder for a jar of red rum.
  • Never odd or even.
  • No, Mel Gibson is a casino's big lemon.
  • No cab, no tuna nut on bacon.
  • No lemon, no melon.
  • No sir -- away! A papaya war is on.
  • On a clover, if alive, erupts a vast, pure evil; a fire volcano.
  • Party boobytrap.
  • Poor Dan is in a droop.
  • Reviled did I live, said I, as evil I did deliver.
  • Rise to vote, sir.
  • Saw tide rose? So red it was.
  • Senile felines.
  • So many dynamos!
  • Some men interpret nine memos.
  • Stab nail at ill Italian bats.
  • Stack cats.
  • Stella won no wallets.
  • Step on no pets.
  • Stop! Murder us not, tonsured rumpots!
  • Straw? No, too stupid a fad; I put soot on warts.
  • T. Eliot, top bard, notes putrid tang emanating, is sad. I'd assign it a name: gnat dirt upset on drab pot-toilet.
  • Tarzan raised Desi Arnaz' rat.
  • Ten animals I slam in a net.
  • Too bad I hid a boot.
  • Was it a car or a cat I saw?
  • Wonder if Sununu's fired now.
  • Won't I panic in a pit now?
  • Won't lovers revolt now?
  • Yo, banana boy!
  • Yo, Bob! Mug o' gumbo, boy!
  • Yo, bottoms up! (U.S. motto, boy.)
source: http://www.rinkworks.com/words/palindromes.shtml
As the cliché goes, 'English is a funny language' because of its inscrutable structure. The very funny English language has eccentricities that seem incomprehensible at times. Solving a puzzle from the New York Times sometimes makes you wonder about 'abstruse glut of antediluvian perorations, if the newspaper’s profligacy of neologisms and shibboleths ever set off apoplectic paroxysms in you, if it all seems a bit recondite, here’s a reason to be sanguine'; the English language has an insurmountable data of interesting words for its readers. Here's a list of interesting words in English that will help to improve your puzzle-solving techniques, vocabulary and to you can haveproductive things to do at home. 

Interesting Words List
Agrestic: Someone who is rude, uncouth and uncultured.

Ubiquitous: Which seems everywhere or omnipresent.

Ecdysiast: A striptease artist.

Bailiwick: An area of interest, activity or authority.

Insinuation: A malicious implication.

Animadversion: A harsh critical remark.

Epistemology: Related to philosophy, which studies the science of how we know things.

Banal: Boring, rudimentary, something that is not original.

Godspeed: Success or fortune. 

Schadenfreude: Sadistic pleasure derived from someone's misfortune. 

Porphyrophobia: Fear of the color purple.

Senescence: Growing old or aging. 

Euphony: Bearable or agreeable sound. 

Quixotic: Extremely romantic and chivalrous.

Jocularity:Funny or joking speech; joking behavior 

Mendacity: A pretense; a false appearance. 

Obloquy: An oral or verbal abuse towards a person.

Ribaldry: Behavior inclining towards indelicacy. 

Heebie-Jeebies: Nervous jitters.

Corpulent: Extremely fat. 

Ennui: Boredom or joblessness. 

Callipygian: Well toned buttocks.

Penultimate: Next to last.

Kakistocracy: Government chosen by the worst class of citizens. 

Uxorious: Extremely submissive to one's wife. 

Ichthyophagous: One that feeds on fish. 

Hebetudinous: One who lacks mental stimulation, dull-minded, very lethargic.

Mammiferous: Maving mammary glands. 

Tatterdemalion: A shabbily dressed person. 

Jejune: Nothing interesting; rudimentary.

Solipsism: Its a philosophical belief that only the self exists.

Hedonism: A belief that happiness is the only good thing in life.

Hiatus: A break; a pause.

Hispid: Coarse bristle like hair, especially of animals or plants.

Perspicacious: To have a very good judgment.

Condign: A well deserved punishment.

Deipnosophist: A person with excellent dinner table conversation skills.

Eleemosynary: Pertaining to charity.

Pareidolia: A psychological phenomenon, wherein a person has the notion of seeing faces of people in clouds, hearing hidden messages and other such unusual feelings.

Pleonasm: Use of redundant words.

Syzygy: Linear alignment of 3 celestial bodies (the sun, the moon and the earth).

Tmesis: Separating parts of a word by using another word. 

Pilgarlic: A bald head. 

Sesquipedalian: Using long words.

Sciolism: Superficial and pseudo knowledge.

Stegophilist: A person who climbs buildings for the sake of fun.

Lost Interesting Words in English

Acrasial: Short tempered or ill tempered.

Adimpleate: To fill up; to make something full.

Aeipathy: Continued love or passion for something or someone. 

Bajulate: To take the burden of; bear the burden.

Boscaresque: A scenic woodland; picturesque. 

Buccellation: The art of making small morsels.

Coakatively: Artificially.

Ecstasiate: To enter an ecstatic level.

Exipotic: A purgatorial process.

Fallaciloquence: A pretentious speech. 

Foppotee: A simpleton.

Gnathonize: To flatter someone.

Graviloquence: A sad or grave speech.

Homerkin: An outdated measure for beer.

Ictuate: To put stress on; to emphasize.

Jobler: Someone who does petty jobs.

Kexy: Dry and brittle.

Lignicide: An ancient word for woodcutter.

Misqueme: To offend or displease.

Nepheliad: A sky nymph.

Obstrigillate: To resist; refuse; protest.

Phalerate: Decorated; made beautiful.

Quadrimular: A phenomenon lasting for four years.

Rhodologist: A person who studies and classifies roses.

Sacricolist: A devoted worshiper.

Tecnolatry: Act of idolizing children.

Vacivity: Hollow or emptiness.

Funny Interesting Words In English
How could a funny language not have a list of funny interesting words. Here are some interesting words in English for your fun. 

Conundrum: A difficult problem or a situation.

Oxymoron: Contradictory terms. 

Hubris: Overbearing pride.

Caveat: A warning; notice.

Kvetch: Complain constantly. 

Capricious: Acting on whims; impulsive.

Facetious: Humorous; jocular.

Loquacious: Talkative; trivial conversation.

Anomaly: Abnormal; irregular.

Sycophant: A person who tries to gain an advantage by pleasing someone.

Interesting Words in English Without Vowels
Vowels add an ease to pronunciation. However, there are a few English words that are spelled without vowels. Here's a list of interesting words in English without vowels. 

By: Means of; with the help of; used while specifying dimensions.

Dry: The act of removing moisture.

Fly: Travel or move through air.

Fry: Cook in a hot pan with oil.

Gypsy: A nomad living the tribal way.

Hymn: A song of praise for the Lord.

Lymph: A bodily fluid.

Lynch: To kill or hurt without legal sanction. 

Lynx: A wild cat with a short tail.

Myth: A baseless story.

My: Possessive pronoun used to show belonging of an object.

Ply: Give the desired or needed.

Pygmy: A small (height) person.

Pyx: A chest in which coins are kept.

Rhythm: A musical beat with regular intervals.

Shy: Short of; lacking confidence.

Sky: The outer space, appears blue in color when viewed from the earth's surface.

Spry: Moving swiftly.

Spy: To watch secretly.

Sylph: A graceful and slender young woman.

Try: Attempt.

Tryst: Date with opposite gender. 

Wry: Sarcastic in a humorous way.

Longest Interesting Words in English
The English language has a list of longest words that make them a part of this interesting words list. A list of interesting especially the longest interesting words. 

Floccinaucinihilipilification: To describe something worthless.

Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis: According to Oxford English Dictionary, a factitious word alleged to mean 'a lung disease caused by the inhalation of very fine silica dust, causing inflammation in the lungs.'

Honorificabilitudinitatibus: This long word was coined by Shakespeare which means 'the state of being able to achieve honors'. 

Antidisestablishmentarianism: This is the longest non-coined and non-technical English word which was found in 19th to oppose the 'disestablishment of the Church of England as the state church of England'.

Hope this article has helped you quench your thirst for interesting words. Every word in English language is interesting if it is used according to the rules of English grammar. Thus, making a list of interesting words would mean writing interesting words in the dictionary. Learn the above listed interesting words one day at a time and try and use it in your day to day routine. Sure, this can be one of the most fun thing to do with friends when you are bored. Godspeed!

The Chaos

--Gerard Nolst Trenité

Dearest creature in creation
Studying English pronunciation,
   I will teach you in my verse
   Sounds like corpse, corps, horse and worse.

I will keep you, Susy, busy,
Make your head with heat grow dizzy;
   Tear in eye, your dress you'll tear;
   Queer, fair seer, hear my prayer.

Pray, console your loving poet,
Make my coat look new, dear, sew it!
   Just compare heart, hear and heard,
   Dies and diet, lord and word. [0:35]  

Sword and sward, retain and Britain
(Mind the latter how it's written).
   Made has not the sound of bade,
   Say-said, pay-paid, laid but plaid.

Now I surely will not plague you
With such words as vague and ague,
   But be careful how you speak,
   Say: gush, bush, steak, streak, break, bleak ,

Previous, precious, fuchsia, via
Recipe, pipe, studding-sail, choir;
   Woven, oven, how and low,
   Script, receipt, shoe, poem, toe. [1:11]

Say, expecting fraud and trickery:
Daughter, laughter and Terpsichore,
   Branch, ranch, measles, topsails, aisles,
   Missiles, similes, reviles.

Wholly, holly, signal, signing,
Same, examining, but mining,
   Scholar, vicar, and cigar,
   Solar, mica, war and far.

From "desire": desirable-admirable from "admire",
Lumber, plumber, bier, but brier,
   Topsham, brougham, renown, but known,
   Knowledge, done, lone, gone, none, tone, [1:51]

One, anemone, Balmoral,
Kitchen, lichen, laundry, laurel.
   Gertrude, German, wind and wind,
   Beau, kind, kindred, queue, mankind,

Tortoise, turquoise, chamois-leather,
Reading, Reading, heathen, heather.
   This phonetic labyrinth
   Gives moss, gross, brook, brooch, ninth, plinth.

Have you ever yet endeavoured
To pronounce revered and severed,
   Demon, lemon, ghoul, foul, soul,
   Peter, petrol and patrol? [2:29]

Billet does not end like ballet;
Bouquet, wallet, mallet, chalet.
   Blood and flood are not like food,
   Nor is mould like should and would.

Banquet is not nearly parquet,
Which exactly rhymes with khaki.
   Discount, viscount, load and broad,
   Toward, to forward, to reward,

Ricocheted and crocheting, croquet?
Right! Your pronunciation's OK.
   Rounded, wounded, grieve and sieve,
   Friend and fiend, alive and live. [3:06]

Is your r correct in higher?
Keats asserts it rhymes Thalia.
   Hugh, but hug, and hood, but hoot,
   Buoyant, minute, but minute.

Say abscission with precision,
Now: position and transition;
   Would it tally with my rhyme
   If I mentioned paradigm?

Twopence, threepence, tease are easy,
But cease, crease, grease and greasy?
   Cornice, nice, valise, revise,
   Rabies, but lullabies. [3:43]

Of such puzzling words as nauseous,
Rhyming well with cautious, tortious,
   You'll envelop lists, I hope,
   In a linen envelope.

Would you like some more? You'll have it!
Affidavit, David, davit.
   To abjure, to perjure. Sheik
   Does not sound like Czech but ache.

Liberty, library, heave and heaven,
Rachel, loch, moustache, eleven.
   We say hallowed, but allowed,
   People, leopard, towed but vowed. [4:18]

Mark the difference, moreover,
Between mover, plover, Dover.
   Leeches, breeches, wise, precise,
   Chalice, but police and lice,

Camel, constable, unstable,
Principle, disciple, label.
   Petal, penal, and canal,
   Wait, surmise, plait, promise, pal,

Suit, suite, ruin. Circuit, conduit
Rhyme with "shirk it" and "beyond it",
   But it is not hard to tell
   Why it's pall, mall, but Pall Mall. [4:55]

Muscle, muscular, gaol, iron,
Timber, climber, bullion, lion,
   Worm and storm, chaise, chaos, chair,
   Senator, spectator, mayor,

Ivy, privy, famous; clamour
Has the a of drachm and hammer.
   Pussy, hussy and possess,
   Desert, but desert, address.

Golf, wolf, countenance, lieutenants
Hoist in lieu of flags left pennants.
   Courier, courtier, tomb, bomb, comb,
   Cow, but Cowper, some and home. [5:34]

"Solder, soldier! Blood is thicker",
Quoth he, "than liqueur or liquor",
   Making, it is sad but true,
   In bravado, much ado.

Stranger does not rhyme with anger,
Neither does devour with clangour.
   Pilot, pivot, gaunt, but aunt,
   Font, front, wont, want, grand and grant.

Arsenic, specific, scenic,
Relic, rhetoric, hygienic.
   Gooseberry, goose, and close, but close,
   Paradise, rise, rose, and dose. [6:13]

Say inveigh, neigh, but inveigle,
Make the latter rhyme with eagle.
   Mind! Meandering but mean,
   Valentine and magazine.

And I bet you, dear, a penny,
You say mani-(fold) like many,
   Which is wrong. Say rapier, pier,
   Tier (one who ties), but tier.

Arch, archangel; pray, does erring
Rhyme with herring or with stirring?
   Prison, bison, treasure trove,
   Treason, hover, cover, cove, [6:49]

Perseverance, severance. Ribald
Rhymes (but piebald doesn't) with nibbled.
   Phaeton, paean, gnat, ghat, gnaw,
   Lien, psychic, shone, bone, pshaw.

Don't be down, my own, but rough it,
And distinguish buffet, buffet;
   Brood, stood, roof, rook, school, wool, boon,
   Worcester, Boleyn, to impugn.

Say in sounds correct and sterling
Hearse, hear, hearken, year and yearling.
   Evil, devil, mezzotint,
   Mind the z! (A gentle hint.) [7:32]

Now you need not pay attention
To such sounds as I don't mention,
   Sounds like pores, pause, pours and paws,
   Rhyming with the pronoun yours;

Nor are proper names included,
Though I often heard, as you did,
   Funny rhymes to unicorn,
   Yes, you know them, Vaughan and Strachan.

No, my maiden, coy and comely,
I don't want to speak of Cholmondeley.
   No. Yet Froude compared with proud
   Is no better than McLeod. [8:05]

But mind trivial and vial,
Tripod, menial, denial,
   Troll and trolley, realm and ream,
   Schedule, mischief, schism, and scheme.

Argil, gill, Argyll, gill. Surely
May be made to rhyme with Raleigh,
   But you're not supposed to say
   Piquet rhymes with sobriquet.

Had this invalid invalid
Worthless documents? How pallid,
   How uncouth he, couchant, looked,
   When for Portsmouth I had booked! [8:39]

Zeus, Thebes, Thales, Aphrodite,
Paramour, enamoured, flighty,
   Episodes, antipodes,
   Acquiesce, and obsequies.

Please don't monkey with the geyser,
Don't peel 'taters with my razor,
   Rather say in accents pure:
   Nature, stature and mature.

Pious, impious, limb, climb, glumly,
Worsted, worsted, crumbly, dumbly,
   Conquer, conquest, vase, phase, fan,
   Wan, sedan and artisan. [9:14]

The th will surely trouble you
More than r, ch or w.
   Say then these phonetic gems:
   Thomas, thyme, Theresa, Thames.

Thompson, Chatham, Waltham, Streatham,
There are more but I forget 'em-
   Wait! I've got it: Anthony,
   Lighten your anxiety.

The archaic word albeit
Does not rhyme with eight-you see it;
   With and forthwith, one has voice,
   One has not, you make your choice. [9:45]

Shoes, goes, does *. Now first say: finger;
Then say: singer, ginger, linger.
   Real, zeal, mauve, gauze and gauge,
   Marriage, foliage, mirage, age,

Hero, heron, query, very,
Parry, tarry, fury, bury,
   Dost, lost, post, and doth, cloth, loth,
   Job, Job, blossom, bosom, oath.

Faugh, oppugnant, keen oppugners,
Bowing, bowing, banjo-tuners
   Holm you know, but noes, canoes,
   Puisne, truism, use, to use? [10:27]

Though the difference seems little,
We say actual, but victual,
   Seat, sweat, chaste, caste, Leigh, eight, height,
   Put, nut, granite, and unite.

Reefer does not rhyme with deafer,
Feoffer does, and zephyr, heifer.
   Dull, bull, Geoffrey, George, ate, late,
   Hint, pint, senate, but sedate.

Gaelic, Arabic, pacific,
Science, conscience, scientific;
   Tour, but our, dour, succour, four,
   Gas, alas, and Arkansas. [11:07]

Say manoeuvre, yacht and vomit,
Next omit, which differs from it
   Bona fide, alibi
   Gyrate, dowry and awry.

Sea, idea, guinea, area,
Psalm, Maria, but malaria.
   Youth, south, southern, cleanse and clean,
   Doctrine, turpentine, marine.

Compare alien with Italian,
Dandelion with battalion,
   Rally with ally; yea, ye,
   Eye, I, ay, aye, whey, key, quay! [11:43]

Say aver, but ever, fever,
Neither, leisure, skein, receiver.
   Never guess-it is not safe,
   We say calves, valves, half, but Ralf.

Starry, granary, canary,
Crevice, but device, and eyrie,
   Face, but preface, then grimace,
   Phlegm, phlegmatic, ass, glass, bass.

Bass, large, target, gin, give, verging,
Ought, oust, joust, and scour, but scourging;
   Ear, but earn; and ere and tear
   Do not rhyme with here but heir. [12:24]

Mind the o of off and often
Which may be pronounced as orphan,
   With the sound of saw and sauce;
   Also soft, lost, cloth and cross.

Pudding, puddle, putting. Putting?
Yes: at golf it rhymes with shutting.
   Respite, spite, consent, resent.
   Liable, but Parliament.

Seven is right, but so is even,
Hyphen, roughen, nephew, Stephen,
   Monkey, donkey, clerk and jerk,
   Asp, grasp, wasp, demesne, cork, work. [13:03]

A of valour, vapid vapour,
S of news (compare newspaper),
   G of gibbet, gibbon, gist,
   I of antichrist and grist,

Differ like diverse and divers,
Rivers, strivers, shivers, fivers.
   Once, but nonce, toll, doll, but roll,
   Polish, Polish, poll and poll.

Pronunciation-think of Psyche!-
Is a paling, stout and spiky.
   Won't it make you lose your wits
   Writing groats and saying "grits"? [13:40]

It's a dark abyss or tunnel
Strewn with stones like rowlock, gunwale,
   Islington, and Isle of Wight,
   Housewife, verdict and indict.

Don't you think so, reader, rather,
Saying lather, bather, father?
   Finally, which rhymes with enough,
   Though, through, bough, cough, hough, sough, tough??

Hiccough has the sound of sup...
My advice is: GIVE IT UP!



The Oxford-English Dictionary just added 45,436 new phrases as words, and among them is the first symbol to ever grace the volume, '♥.'

The tome that often sets the English language apparently likes to stay current, adding words every three months. Some frequent online acronyms are also now approved by The Authority, giving instant relief to word nazis during instant message conversations all across the world. Phrases like FYI, OMG and LOL? They're totally legit now.

So, why add ♥ as a word? A spokesperson clarified, “While symbols do become spelt-out words relatively frequently, it is usually only with a mundane meaning as the name of the symbol… It's very unusual for it to happen in such an evocative and tangential way.”

There is also some new, not-quite-as-fun words getting some recognition in the dictionary. The other ones include ‘muffin top,' ‘singledom' (something usually noticed on Valentine's day), ‘banh mi' (a Vietnamese sandwich), and ‘dotbomb' (see the late 90s for reference).


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