ENGLISH- even more why it's hard to learn/understand

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by victoria, Nov 29, 2006.

  1. victoria

    victoria New Member

    I was trying to look up oxymoronic sayings, they're my favorite when I ran across this version of Little Red Riding Hood.

    But, first, some explanations of how/why the story is written the way it is from the site I was looking at:


    Oronyms (or homophones) are words which sound the same. Generally the word homophone is used to describe one of a pair or group of words that have the same sound (like prince and prints; allowed and aloud)--

    Oronyms are normally strings of words (phrases) such as 'iced ink' and 'I stink'.

    '....it is impossible to tell where one word ends and the next begins:

    * The good can decay many ways.
    The good candy came anyways.

    * The stuffy nose can lead to problems.
    The stuff he knows can lead to problems.

    * Some others I've seen.
    Some mothers I've seen.

    Little Red Riding Hood –

    Even more impressive is the following oronym story of Little Red Riding Hood... but not the famous version; this one is constructed entirely from homophones.

    This curious version was written in 1940 by a professor of French named H. L. Chace. (His point is) intonation is an integral part of the meaning of language.

    Try reading it out loud (best in the accent of Southern/Central USA)!


    Wants pawn term, dare worsted ladle gull hoe lift wetter murder inner ladle cordage, honor itch offer lodge, dock, florist. Disk ladle gull orphan worry putty ladle rat cluck wetter ladle rat hut, an fur disk raisin pimple colder Ladle Rat Rotten Hut.

    Wan moaning, Ladle Rat Rotten Hut's murder colder inset. "Ladle Rat Rotten Hut, heresy ladle basking winsome burden barter an shirker cockles. Tick disk ladle basking tutor cordage offer groinmurder hoe lifts honor udder site offer florist.

    Shaker lake! Dun stopper laundry wrote! Dun stopper peck floors! Dun daily-doily inner florist, an yonder nor sorghum-stenches, dun stopper torque wet strainers!"

    "Hoe-cake, murder," resplendent Ladle Rat Rotten Hut, an tickle ladle basking an stuttered oft. Honor wrote tutor cordage offer groin-murder, Ladle Rat Rotten Hut mitten anomalous woof.

    "Wail, wail, wail!" set disk wicket woof, "Evanescent Ladle Rat Rotten Hut! Wares are putty ladle gull goring wizard ladle basking?"

    "Armor goring tumor groin-murder's," reprisal ladle gull. "Grammar's seeking bet. Armor ticking arson burden barter an shirker cockles."

    "O hoe! Heifer gnats woke," setter wicket woof, butter taught tomb shelf, "Oil tickle shirt court tutor cordage offer groin-murder. Oil ketchup wetter letter, an den - O bore!"

    Soda wicket woof tucker shirt court, an whinney retched a cordage offer groin-murder, picked inner windrow, an sore debtor pore oil worming worse lion inner bet. En inner flesh, disk abdominal woof lipped honor bet, paunched honor pore oil worming, an garbled erupt. Den disk ratchet ammonol pot honor groin-murder's nut cup an gnat-gun, any curdled ope inner bet.

    Inner ladle wile, Ladle Rat Rotten Hut a raft attar cordage, an ranker dough ball. "Comb ink, sweat hard," setter wicket woof, disgracing is verse. Ladle Rat Rotten Hut entity betrum an stud buyer groin~murder's bet.

    "O Grammar!" crater ladle gull historically, "Water bag icer gut! A nervous sausage bag ice!"

    "Battered lucky chew whiff, sweat hard," setter bloat-Thursday woof, wetter wicket small honors phase.

    "O Grammar, water bag noise! A nervous sore suture anomolous prognosis!"

    "Battered small your whiff, doling," whiskered dole woof, ants mouse worse waddling.

    "O Grammar, water bag mouser gut! A nervous sore suture bag mouse!"

    Daze worry on-forger-nut ladle gull's lest warts. Oil offer sodden, caking offer carvers an sprinkling otter bet, disk hoard hoarded woof lipped own pore Ladle Rat Rotten Hut an garbled erupt.

    Mural: Yonder nor sorghum stenches shut ladle gulls stopper torque wet strainers.

    Tea And


    If you made it even half way thru the above story, lol, I highly commend you...

    but it is hysterical... I was reading it out loud to my husband (now THAT'S an oxymoronic phrase hehe), and it does really take saying it out loud to understand.

    Inflection IS everything!

    [This Message was Edited on 11/29/2006]

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