February 16, 2011

Why can't foreigners speak in a simple straightforward way, like we do?


I'VE heard a half a dozen times
    Folks call it Reims.
That isn't right, though, so it seems,
    Perhaps it's Reims.
Poor city ruined now by flames--
    Can it be Reims?--
That once was one of France's gems-
    More likely Reims.
I'll get it right sometime, perchance
    I'm told it's Reims.
      -- Winifred Letts

Posted by John Weidner at February 16, 2011 8:54 PM
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