Goldfinch60

Paul.



His name was Paul,

He was from France.

His English was very good

But we were talking about language,

And how strange some words are.

They can sound the same,

But spelled or spelt differently.

Then we totally confused him,

Accusing Pall bearer Paul

Of playing pool in Poole.

Comments8

  • Teddy.15

    I so appreciate this. LOL 😂 we have the same type discussions here only with Kitchen and chicken and beach and bitch, oh you have given me the first giggle of the day, thank you dear Andy. 💖

    • Goldfinch60

      If I have made you smile and giggle Teddy my job is done now knowing that today I have given pleasure to at least one person in our wonderful world.

      Andy

      • Teddy.15

        You do every day be sure of that dear Andy and my compliments to your very clever grand daughter language isn't easy to learn.

      • Laura🌻

        Andy,

        English is my second language. I can relate to your poem so well. Learning English was difficult. Your poem addresses some of the difficulties in learning English. The easiest thing for me to have learned in the English language were the verbs as opposed to learning the verbs in the Italian language…so many tenses to learn.

        Laura 🌻

        • Goldfinch60

          Thank you Laura, I did do French at school but that was a very long time ago so I only know a few words but I listen to Italian in many operas but luckily the translation is normally shown.

          I do tell people that I am bilingual though - I speak English and Rubbish. 😂😂😂

          • Laura🌻

            bella questa battuta; mi hai fatto ridere🤣🤣
            (beautiful joke; you made me laugh)🤣🤣

          • dusk arising

            A wandering wonderer, a muse living in a mews with a cat which mews, A whore in the hoare frost, the rider rode down the road, who changed the colour with a dye to die for, she wrote about the reed which was a good read.

            On and on. Yes our language is a funny old thing but i love it. Just as well really because it's kind of essential for a poet.

            Great subject Sir!

            • Goldfinch60

              Thank you d a, yes it is such a fun thing to play around with.

              Andy

            • orchidee

              Good write Gold. lol.
              Doing good to one person per day will cancel out my bad deed of singing to them! heehee.

              • Goldfinch60

                So true Orchi, thank you.

                Andy

              • Rozina

                Absolutely. English words spelt so differently with different meanings but sounding the same, spelt similarly but different meanings entirely, so funny but not really funny. You know what I mean. Thanks for this.

                • Goldfinch60

                  Thank you Rozina, it is great fun to use these words.

                  Andy

                • spilleronsheet

                  This poetry was very refreshing
                  It’s true that words sound different just the way language changes across regions
                  Good one dear Andy

                  • Goldfinch60

                    Thank you spilleronsheet, much appreciated.

                    Andy

                  • Paul Bell

                    Isn't it so annoying, the whole of Europe speaks better English than us.
                    Actually, with some regional accents, it could be double Dutch.

                    • Goldfinch60

                      Double Dutch is fine, I often speak it. LOL.

                      Andy

                    • Michael Edwards

                      I love our language which is why I like poetry. As such I do recoil when I see bad grammar and spelling in poetry (where it's not used purposely and could be altered without detriment to the poem) and sadly there are regular examples of this here on MPS on a daily basis - not so yours I hasten to add.

                      • Goldfinch60

                        So I feel the same innit. So when I rite; a word: it cood be any wird in the Inglish langauge it must bee the write word kneeded in that ocasian, innit.


                        Thanks Michael, I too want to see good spelling and grammar when reading poetry, perhaps we are of an age where we still care.

                        Andy

                        • Michael Edwards

                          Yus mate we does - we'll keep flying the flag as long as we are around.



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