Saturday, 3 October 2015

A Doggerel Today Keeps The Doldrums Away.

Sometimes we need to be reminded of the humour in our lives.

The doggerel has been around for over a century and it seems to only be attributed to Anonymys. But I think it is still en trend and rather funny. I hope you'll get a giggle out of it...

We'll begin with a box and the plural is boxes.
But the plural of ox should be oxen not oxes.
Then one fowl is goose, but two are called geese.
Yet the plural of mouse should never be meese.

You may find a lone mouse or a whole lot of mice.
But the plural of house is houses not hice.
If the plural of man is always called men,
Why shouldn't the plural of pan be called pen?

The cow in a plural may be cows or kine,
But the plural of vow is vows and not vine.
And I speak of foot and you show me your feet,
But I give you a boot...would a pair be called beet?

If one is a tooth and a whole set are teeth,
Why shouldn't the plural of booth be called beeth?...

...We speak of a brother, and also of brethren,
But though we say mother we never say methren,

Then the masculine pronouns are he, his and him,
But imagine the feminine is she, shis and shim!
So the English I think you'll all agree
Is the trickiest language you ever did see.

Biggi