Linking this here for posterity…
I take it you already know of tough and bough and cough and dough? Others may stumble, but not you, on hiccough, thorough, laugh 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 — and for goodness’ sake don’t call it deed! Watch out for meat and great and threat (They rhyme with suite and straight and debt)
A moth is not the 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.
According to this, it may be attributed to T.S.Watt or Richard Krough. Some other articles attribute it to Gerard Nolst Trenite, because of it’s similarity to The Chaos, but that seems to be incorrect as well.
Your father Werner was a burger server in suburban Santa Barbara,
when he spurned your mother Verna for a curly-haired surfer named Roberta.
I know you believe you understand what you think I said, but I am not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant.
This sassy little chipmunk likes to sit on our fence and chirp at the world. Here he is in the middle of one of his rants.
Make sure you turn up your volume to hear the barrage of chirps.
After tailgating Meghan for the length of our street, over a mile, dumbass passes her on the left when she slows down to make a left-hand turn.
Notice in the video that a) she’s driving the speed limit, b) her left-turn indicator was on, and c) there’s no right turn anywhere near there – it’s all trees – so there’s no way the truck’s driver made an honest mistake.