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Spell it the Way it Sounds

Updated on April 19, 2017
One shelled(duh) critter.
One shelled(duh) critter.

The alphabet and all of those vowels...,

A,E,I,O, and U,(sometimes w and Y).

Comprise basics of our own language,

The spelling may leave as many to sigh.

Words using consonants need re-spelling,

And of this claim, just let me tell you why.

Lobbed(duh), to be iced(duh), loaded(duh),

chaffed(duh), and gagged(duh), all apply.

Don't let this quacker quack you up!
Don't let this quacker quack you up!

I just sighed(duh), Raj(uh), never knows,

When the cake may soon be baked(duh).

Don't get riled(duh), no one harmed(duh),

Many words. condoned(duh), foresaked.

The responsible parties, the crazy spellings,

All coped(duh) with, not to be tranqed(duh),

Those words so shared(duh), are so bizarre,

Their absence not owned(duh), ranked(duh)


The omission of the DUH, is at the very end,

Noted(duh) and in all our minds, saved(duh).

Each is boxed(duh) away, on a shelf to stay,

As the keeper dozed(duh), is unfazed(duh).

By the way, weigh every word, all here to stay,

Don't tell tales, it so compels, to try another day.

Don't eat too many apples, because I ate eight,

I regret, so did forget, it causes a stomach ache.

I guess I'm glad DUH is not at the end of most words...crazy spellings, is that a new complaint, sound-a- likes?...duh...
I guess I'm glad DUH is not at the end of most words...crazy spellings, is that a new complaint, sound-a- likes?...duh...


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    • whonunuwho profile imageAUTHOR


      14 months ago from United States

      Glad you liked it, my friend. Yes, words can be so confusing and entertaining as well. Many blessings. whonu

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      Ann Carr 

      14 months ago from SW England

      Great play with words and spelling! English words can be confusing but most spellings have a purpose (originally!) and come from varied invaders, hence the richness of English. I sympathise with those whose first language is not English!

      This is most entertaining.


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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      14 months ago from Riga, Latvia

      Love you poetic grammar lessons. Even as much as I write sometimes things do go the wrong way and the most frustrating is the speller checker not picking up what I have written because I got the word completely wrong.

    • whonunuwho profile imageAUTHOR


      15 months ago from United States

      Thank you Debangee Many blessings to you on this fine Spring evening. whonu

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      15 months ago from India

      Great illustration by vibrant pictures and brilliant words.

    • whonunuwho profile imageAUTHOR


      15 months ago from United States

      Thank you, Audrey. You are probably going to be one of the few to understand this poetry. Blessings. whonu

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      Audrey Hunt 

      15 months ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      Those consonants must be deliberate and executed as you've pointed out. By all means, add the duh when necessary to promote eloquent diction,


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