Abernethy, Aberargie and Dron News

Last date for submissions

31st January 2018

Date of publication

1st March 2018

I take it you already know

Of tough and bough and cough and dough?

Others may stumble, but not you,

On hiccough, thorough, lough and through?

Well done!    And now you wish, perhaps,

To learn of less familiar traps?

Beware of heard, a dreadful word

That looks like beard and sounds like bird,

And dead: it’s said like bed, not “bead”!

Watch out for meat and great and threat

(they rhyme with suite and straight and debt)

A moth is not a moth in mother

Nor both in bother, broth in brother

And here is not a match for there

Nor dear and fear for bear and pear,

And then there’s dose and rose and lose -

Just look them up - and goose and choose,

And cork and work and card and ward,

And font and front and word and sword,

And do and go and thwart and cart -

Come, come, I’ve hardly made a start!

A dreadful language?  Man alive.

I’d mastered it when I was five!               


                                                        DMC

WORDS HUH!