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#209901 - 03/04/13 07:37 PM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: tsuwm]  
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Thanks tsuwm, you saved me from a second embarrassment.
Now if you will kindly suppy the two words needed to continue this thread you will be our Humphrey DeForest Bogart. smile

#209902 - 03/04/13 08:48 PM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: jenny jenny]  
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APRICITY ARISTOLOGY

(from the pages of the wwftd dictionary wink )

#209903 - 03/04/13 11:15 PM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: tsuwm]  
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Netherlands, the Hague
a peach enjoying a spell of apricity
only shortly could live this warming felicity
the brotherhood of aristology
took quick care of its pathology
and then granted the fruit authenticity

MEWL MORTADELLA

#209907 - 03/05/13 10:56 AM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: BranShea]  
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A great poem, Branny - and you don't even like limericks!

Here's a hymn to Italian Food:


The mortadellaís smoky flavour
Is one Iím delighted to savour;
So donít mewl or puke
If thatís what I cook
Try it Ė itís bound to find favour!

EVANGELICAL - EVEREST


I'm immortal until proven otherwise
#209909 - 03/05/13 07:23 PM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: Rhubarb Commando]  
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It was the challenge made me betray my solemn oath. Lancashire alas is too high up there to make a dinner call. smile

On with the good shepherd's work.

EVANGELICAL - EVEREST

#209916 - 03/06/13 04:25 AM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: BranShea]  
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English cheek knows no bounds they name our things in English
The tallest things of other's are named in English's veriest.
Some call it Deodungha
Some call it Chomolunga
Me being evangelical I refuse to call it Mount Everest .

HOUSE ORGAN - HUH

#209949 - 03/09/13 06:29 AM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: jenny jenny]  
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In proofreading our staff media
The new editor sneered with a "Huh!"
Seems I'd spoiled our house organ,
So got sacked by this gorgon
Just because I'd misspelled the word "the."

TRUMP ĖTRYST

#209955 - 03/10/13 03:09 AM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: Tromboniator]  
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Damned wench! Does not the gorgon know that you are an AWAD award-winning limerickist? Make that gorgon beech cite the rule for the spoken use of "thee" or "thuh" for the written "the".

As for me here is a song by Rice Miller I use as a mnemonic...*

There was an animal called the goat, he butted his way on the Supreme Court
"Let him go, please, please, let him go"
'cause he worked so hard you can't use him in yo' court no mo'
Judge give him five hours to get out of town, he got five miles down the road and committed another crime
That's when the high sheriff happened to be caming along, and caught the billy goat eating up the old farmer's corn
High sheriff takes the billy goat to the county jail, but the desk sergeant said "I'll go his bail"
Let him go.


* thee thuh



#209959 - 03/10/13 04:55 PM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: wofahulicodoc]  
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re. jj

Is it worth asking what you're on about? Only one of those "the"s is usually thee, and you marked it with the wrong color, if I'm interpreting your legend correctly.


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#209965 - 03/11/13 02:01 PM Re: Sparteye's Game, only it should load faster now [Re: Buffalo Shrdlu]  
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Originally Posted By: Buffalo Shrdlu
re. jj

Is it worth asking what you're on about? Only one of those "the"s is usually thee, and you marked it with the wrong color, if I'm interpreting your legend correctly.

I dunno Buffalo, I guess it is worth whatever you determine.
I used Rice Miller's lyrics to suggest determinates for the two everyday enunciations of the word "the"...
1) our regional and local manners of speaking
2) the as thee specific directive and the as thuh not-so specific
3) thuh casual as opposed to thee formal
4) for lyrical reasons
But mainly to emphasize that there are no rules for correctly pronouncing "the".
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