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Fem ’og’ på rad

En som drev en fisk og vilt-forretning fikk laget et skilt til å ha over døra med teksten «Fisk og vilt». Men han klaget til skiltmakeren over at det var altfor lite mellomrom mellom Fisk og og og og og vilt.

Fem og seks ’that’ på rad

«But that that that that that refers to is not that that that that that refers to!»

«Did you know that that that that that boy used is incorrect?»
«Did you know that that that that that that is preceding, is the second that in that sentence?»

Seks to/two på rad

The lady: Exactly how long does the two o'clock train hold here?
Stationmaster: From two to two to two two.

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The English Language

I take it you already know
Of tough and bough and cough and dough?
Others may stumble, but not you
On hiccough, thorough, slough and through.
Well don’t! And now you wish, perhaps,
To learn of less familiar traps.
Beware of heard, a dreadful word
That looks like beard but sounds like bird.
And dead: it’s said like bed, not bead,
For goodness sake don’t call it deed!
Watch out for meat and great and threat
(They rhyme with suite and straight and debt).
A moth is not a moth as in mother
Nor both in bother, nor broth in brother,
And here is not a match for there,
Nor dear and fear, for bear and pear.
And then there’s dose and rose and lose-
Just look them up – and goose and choose
And cork and work and card and ward
And font and front and word and sword
And do and go, then thwart and cart,
Come, come! I’ve hardly made a start.
A dreadful language? Why man alive!
I learned to speak it when I was five.
And yet to write it, the more I tried,
I hadn’t learned it at fifty-five.

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