De dood of de gladiolen

Zondag, 7 oktober 2012

Ik heb het uitgesteld om nog dingen uit te stellen ...

Olympische spelen (2)

Donderdag, 2 augustus 2012

olympische spelen

Donderdag, 28 april 2011

Stel dat deze post niet hypothetisch zou zijn

Stel dat deze post niet hypothetisch zou zijn, ...

... dan zou ik deur drie openen, met de verhoogde kans op de wagen, Walter!
... dan zou ik kunnen berekenen dat 0/0 niet minder dan is!
... dan waren de sponsjes deze middag weer verrukkelijk!
... dan had ik maar misschien toch ook niet weer hé!

Zaterdag, 16 april 2011

Sore losers

Voor wie er nog aan twijfelde dat creativiteit troef is in het vlaamse muzieklandschap
(gelukkig ook nog steeds zonder quota nederlandstalige muziek)

En deze heeft dan ook nog eens een super clip!

Woensdag, 30 december 2009

How illogical is English spelling

The Chaos - by G. Nolst Trenite

(try to read it out loud)

Dearest creature in creation
Studying English pronunciation,
I will teach you in my verse
Sounds like corpse, corps, horse and worse
I will keep you, Susy, busy,
Make your head with heat grow dizzy.
Tear in eye your dress you’ll tear,
So shall I! Oh, hear my prayer,
Pray, console your loving poet,
Make my coat look new, dear, sew it!
Just compare heart, beard and heard,
Dies and diet, lord and word,
Sword and sward, retain and Britain.
(Mind the latter, how it’s written).
Made has not the sound of bade,
Say said, pay-paid, laid, but plaid.
Now I surely will not plague you
With such words as vague and ague,
But be careful how you speak,
Say break, steak, but bleak and streak.
Previous, precious, fuchsia, via,
Pipe, snipe, recipe and choir,
Cloven, oven, how and low,
Script, receipt, shoe, poem, toe.
Hear me say, devoid of trickery:
Daughter, laughter and Terpsichore,
Typhoid, measles, topsails, aisles.
Exiles, similes, reviles.
Wholly, holly, signal, signing.
Thames, examining, combining
Scholar, vicar, and cigar,
Solar, mica, war, and far.
From “desire": desirable–admirable from “admire.”
Lumber, plumber, bier, but brier.
Chatham, brougham, renown, but known.
Knowledge, done, but gone and tone,
One, anemone. Balmoral.
Kitchen, lichen, laundry, laurel,
Gertrude, German, wind, and mind.
Scene, Melpomene, mankind,
Tortoise, turquoise, chamois-leather,
Reading, reading, heathen, heather.
This phonetic labyrinth
Gives moss, gross, brook, brooch, ninth, plinth.
Billet does not end like ballet;
Bouquet, wallet, mallet, chalet;
Blood and flood are not like food,
Nor is mould like should and would.
Banquet is not nearly parquet,
Which is said to rime with “darky.”
Viscous, Viscount, load, and broad.
Toward, to forward, to reward.

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