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Silent Letters

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Silent Letters

Wat is th point of thes silent letters?

We se them evryda but they hav no purpos.
No wis thing to sa caus they hav
no voic.

Her to confus and moc us...
... well wat do you hav to sa for yorself silent letter?

(I cast them awa caus I onestly don't trust them)

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  1. Date: 5/15/2013 8:51:00 AM

    Ahhh, GRAMMAR!! It's....so..much...misspelled words I can't take it!!! LOL! I get your poem, even if it goes against everything I've been taught my whole life about silent letters. ;) It was tricky, but I liked that about it!

    Buil Avatar Caleah Buil Date: 5/20/2013 10:26:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Well yeah, who's bipolar now!? :P LOL! True, I heard English is hard to learn. I guess I became so used to it, that it's nothing. There is a LOT of rules though! You broke them in here. ;) (Sometimes rules are meant to be broken??)
    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks Date: 5/15/2013 3:28:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    A bit contradicting after reading Confessions of a Grammar Nazi, eh? LOL! It's easy to make fun of English because every single rule comes with several exceptions... no wonder it's so hard for foreigners to learn it! This wasn't all that deep... just going for the laughs!
  1. Date: 5/7/2013 12:37:00 PM

    Hi Timmy; I like this - I too don't care too much for the silent letters, but they are there. What can we do? I couldn't a joke about a silent P in Spanish. it started in a doctor's office. I can't write it here. Thanks for sharing. Lucilla

    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks Date: 5/7/2013 10:37:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I thought Spanish didn't exactly have silent letters? From what I learned of the language, the rules for pronouncing words are a lot more solid than English. You will have to tell me the story... possibly over soup mail?
  1. Date: 5/6/2013 4:24:00 PM

    I now now what u mean or shud that be know now or now know. You don't wanna be messin with a good thing Tim lol. Take care, Richard

    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks Date: 5/6/2013 10:15:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hahaha... very true!
  1. Date: 5/6/2013 2:53:00 PM

    Very unique free-verse! Excellent job! Always, Laura

    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks Date: 5/6/2013 10:14:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Laura.
  1. Date: 5/6/2013 4:24:00 AM

    My name would be a laugh without them...Imagine...LN. Hmmmmmm...Interesting write. It is usually the silent types that you've got to watch out for. you know..."Still waters run deep" and all that! ;)

    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks Date: 5/6/2013 10:13:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    You're always so funny Eileen (or should I say Ilen?). This was all for fun though... nothing too deep.
    Seal Avatar Richard D Seal Date: 5/6/2013 4:37:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Auntie, How can still waters run anywhere? lol. It's the swift running one that sweeps you off your feet and dumps you down stream.
  1. Date: 5/6/2013 3:26:00 AM

    It's al to tru... Tery

    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks Date: 5/6/2013 9:38:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks for stopping by!