Inspired by various versions of this poem on the internet, I saw possibilities for a near-total spelling derailment...and here's what I came up with.
It may look like absolute gobbledegook at first glance, but try it with someone who's a good reader and get them to read it out aloud to you - fairly quickly and smoothly (they may need to have a bit of a run-through first).
You'll probably find as I did when someone read it to me (including some other 'uninitiated' friends), that the reader won't have a clue whatsoever about what they're reading, but to the hearers, who aren't tricked by the alternative spellings, it will (might?) be quite clear!
All except the proper names and acronyms are valid words found in the SOWPODS word list, which contains British-English and American-English words allowed in Scrabble 'double-dictionary' play. If you run the poem (and the extra bits) through a SOWPODS-armed spellchecker, no errors will be reported.
The Spelling Chequer
aka 'Anne Owed too the Spell Ling Cheque Err'
(buy Hen Ree Word's Worth Long Fell Lowe)
Rede Pea Esses (bee lo) fur st
Eye have ah spell ling chequer
It kaim withe my pea sea.
It plane lee marque's four miry view
Miss steak psych an knot cee.
Eye's try ka quay an tie pa whirred
And weight faw it too sei
Weather eye 'am rong oar write
It shew's mi stray ta whey!
As sue NASA missed ache is maid
(it nose bee four to long)
Then eye cann put thee airer rite
Its' rare lea ever rong.
Eye have run this pome threw it
(witch yaw sure lee plea's two no!)
Its let ur purr feck tall the weigh
My Czech er tolled mi sew.
Of coarse, iff few doo the saim and run awl this threw you're spell ling cheque er to, the ree's alt faugh yule bee just as prefect (butt yore Czech err mussed bee worth it sault!)
Pea Ess.................Bet ur read doubt allow dan dun's pea dilly (hint: reed read as read dont reede it as read).
Peep Ee Es............This pome was nom inn eight ted as ah canned id eight fore ah Pullet Surprise.
P Pea Pe Ess..........En knee 'pea queue lea are' word's (knot name) tsar inn these Crab Bull® diction heir ee!
Pe Peep E Pea S.....Play sing the em fah siss on the write cill ah bull is ess sen shool!
Last edited by phrontister (2009-09-05 02:29:33)