well i have not written this poem..i don't know who's the author but i liked it so i'm posting it here it's kinda funny.... HINTS ON PRONUNCIATION FOR FOREIGNERS I take it u already know of tough and bough and cough and dough ? on hiccough, thorough, laugh and through ? well done! and now you wish perhaps. To learn these familiar traps? Beware of heard, a dreadful word that looks like beard and 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 in mother nor both in bother, broth in brother, and here is not a match for there now dear and fear for bear and pear and then there's does and rose and lose-- just look them up and goose and choose,... it found it funny...what about u people??