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Francis by Patrick J. Marrin for July 13, 2020

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    rayannina  3 months ago

    English: three languages in a trenchcoat.

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    kaffekup   3 months ago

    Very clever strip!

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    Pickled Pete  3 months ago

    tough the thought through though.

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    jimmjonzz Premium Member 3 months ago

    Here’s your blackened ghoti, Mr. Phtholoyrrh. Can I get you anything else right now?

    Everyone knows that ghoti is pronounced fish.

    But do you know how Phtholoyrrh is pronounced?

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    Casey Jones  3 months ago

    the English language is pure insanity.

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    Dani Rice  3 months ago

    English seems to be a language put together by a committee. I once mentioned to my class that I “speak” Cherokee. (Not that any native speaker would ever agree with me.) Once you nail down the 80-odd symbols, it is easy to read. This symbol is always “da” and that symbol is always “ni”. So we tried it with English; they designed a symbol of “ought”, and we tried to see how many ways that could be combined with an English letter to make a word. Thought, brought, caught, allot. We had a grand time. And then we got back to what I was supposed to be doing!

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    bxclent VOTE Premium Member 3 months ago

    yes it is a rough language to learn

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    GaryCooper  3 months ago

    “The tough coughs as he ploughs the dough” was the caption of an early Dr. Seuss cartoon.

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    robnvon Premium Member 3 months ago

    Damn those Anglo-Saxons and the way they used to pronounce words.

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    craigwestlake  3 months ago

    Consult the president, he seems to know everything else…

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    soaringblocks  3 months ago

    Brilliant! I love it!

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    dflak  3 months ago

    English is a mongrel language of dubious parenthood. That’s what makes it such a powerful language.

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