Outlandish English

It is always a good time to point out the outlandishness of the English language.

  • Alliteration contains five syllables, none of which begin with the same sound.
  • Dactylic isn’t. A spondee, however, is a spondee.
  • Diphthong doesn’t contain any.
  • Double-u is a word that doesn’t contain a w.
  • Lisp is hard to say when you have one.
  • Palindrome isn’t one.
  • Phonetically is spelled p-h-o-n-e-t-i-c-a-l-l-y, meaning it is not spelled phonetically.
  • Polysyllabic and monosyllabic have the same number of syllables.
  • Tooth is a word that is hard to way when you don’t have any.

By Brigid Brockway
Thank you to Brigid for also sharing her photos.  Enjoy!



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