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Did you know that taking cough medicine, cold pills and those Fishermans Friends cough drops comes close to a state of high...I have a bobble-head feeling going on...which is cool because basically at this moment I don't give a hoot about much of anything :grin:

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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 as in bother, nor broth as 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 talk 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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Pull your lips aside ( horizontally, of course ) and say ' puck ' ... tee-hee ! :P

...and what did you learn today , Billy ?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meta-joke

Oh , God ! I'm beginning to surf the net like Farin ! :crazy: :blush: :laughing: :angel: :doh:

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The only problem with wikipedia is that it is easy for someone with an agenda to put their info up as truth whether it is or not.

I like to spend hours in book stores.

that's true, but it's actually quite hard for it to remain 'the truth' for a long time (if it's a popular topic)

the people there are actually pretty keen on having a source for everything...

nonetheless you should always be careful of taking everything you read as the truth - whether it's on wikipedia, the internet in general or some books ;)

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