Fun with Words on a Silly Saturday 

The combination ‘ough’ can be pronounced in nine different ways. The following sentence contains them all ‘A rough-coated, dough-faced, thoughtful ploughman strode through the streets of Scarborough; after falling into a slough, he coughed and hiccoughed.’

The scientific study of fingerprints is called dermatoglyphics, a word which has the distinction of being the longest in English with no repeated letters.  The only other such word is uncopyrightable.

Did You Appreciate The Truth About Letters?
Letters ‘a’, ‘b’, ‘c’ and ‘d’ do not appear if you spell any of the numbers between 1 and 99
[Funnily enough, letter ‘d’ comes for the first time in Hundred]
In addition, letters ‘a’, ‘b’ and ‘c’ do not appear anywhere in the spellings of 1 to 999
[Strange, but true, letter ‘a’ comes for the first time in Thousand]
Neither letter ‘b’ nor ‘c’ appear anywhere in the spellings of 1 to 999,999,999
[Letter ‘b’ comes for the first time in Billion]
Letter ‘c’ does not appear anywhere in the spellings of entire English counting.

No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver and purple.

[SOURCE: Will and Guys Funny and Clean Jokes –]

This is an unusual paragraph. 
I’m curious how quickly you can find out what is so unusual about it? 
It looks so plain you would think nothing was wrong with it! 
In fact, nothing is wrong with it! It is unusual though. 
Study it, and think about it, but you still may not find anything odd. 
But if you work at it a bit, you might find out! 
Try to do so without any coaching!


What’s Amore? 

When the moon hits your eye
Like a big pizza pie
That’s amore.

When an eel bites your hand
And that’s not what you planned
That’s a moray.

When our habits are strange
And our customs deranged
That’s our mores.

When your horse munches straw
And the bales total four
That’s some more hay.

When Othello’s poor wife
She gets stabbed with a knife
That’s a Moor, eh?

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About Paul Wharton

I am a cradle Catholic, a native West Virginian, and a priest since April 24, 1982. Spiritual Direction has made a tremendous difference in my life and I encourage people to try it out. My motto is "Progress not perfection." I am grateful that God has done for me what I could not do for myself.
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3 Responses to Fun with Words on a Silly Saturday 


    There are no e’s in the strange paragraph

  2. Denise says:

    Amore is spelled differently, but pronounced the same in each paragraph?

  3. I know the answer: Dean Martin never delivered pizza!

    Thanx for an entertaining post, Father.

    God bless.

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