Phonetic Phoolishness (Foolishness)

If you pronounce head, dead and bead
You’ll hear the last the last word rhyme with deed
And in this “poem” you will find
Many items of its kind

For instance:
Dear and fear and hear but bear
Gear and fear but wear and tear
Yeast and least and beast but pleasant
Beast but breast and pleased but peasant

Meant but peat and sweat but great
The last word rhymes with freight and weight
Quite different again is height
Which sounds like bike, indict and light

The next line should be read with care
The praying prayer says his prayer
Bean and lean and mean but meant
Note “g” in gem and gent

Vice but crevice, advice and device
Lice but malice, police concise
We say dreamt but also dreamed
The latter rhyming with esteemed

Grew and blew and new but sew
Cow and row but sow and row
Measles does not sound like measure
The same applies to treason – treasure

Braid and maid and laid but said
Treat but threat and threat but tread
A prison is often called a jail
Which word is also written as: gaol

Now not the difference with goal
Which rhymes with foal, and dole and roll
Owl and jowl are not likely bowl
Try foul then ghoul and lastly soul

We say freak and streak but steak
Leak and freak and speak but break
Meadow has the sound of “E”
Note: Lead and lead, read and read

Wear but weary, heard but beard
Dread but dreary, earned but eared
Bait is gait and strait but plaid
Leave out the “G” in gnaw and gnat

Sward but sword and word but Lord
Load and toad and road but broad
Cereal does not sound like seal
Real is not like zeal and heal

Mint but pint and cork but work
Dull and gull and hull but full
Lull and skull abut bull and pull
Our flour, but tour and pour

We say bone and lone but gone
Pronounce it like don and dawn
Tone and scone and throne but done
Phone and home and scone but none

Now reader, always bear in mind
The difference between wind and wind
The latter rhymes with bind and kind
Heave, heath, heave, heathen heather
Breathe but breath and feather leather

Lethal, nether, either, tether
Giddy, give but gist and gin
Bury is pronounced like berry
“CH” is chaste and chore and chin

Quite different from “CH” in anchor
Which rhymes like tanker and banker
Chemist, chasm and choir
The last word is pronounced like quire

Tier and bier bur brier crier
Couch and vouch but douche and touch
Butcher does not sound like crutch

Over has the spelling of lover
And of glove and dove and cover
Hover is not pronounced as clever
Which sounds like Dover, and like rover

Lever rhymes with fever but sever
Sounds quite different however
Now have a shot at evil – devil
Reveal and revel; on the level

Desert and dessert; some and home
Tomb and womb; bomb but comb
Lie – alive – live – but – live
Gauze but gauge; believe and sieve

Should is different form shoulder
The same applied to could and boulder
Bound but wound and rush but push
Lumber – plumber; crush but bush

Herring – erring; cloth but both
Eve but ewe; and froth – betroth
No “t” is heard in fasten – hasten
Which makes them rhyme with mason

First say danger, then say anger
Mind: the latter rhymes with clanger
Count but country; southern – south
Disguise but bruise; youth but mouth

The same applies to listen – soften
Nasty – hasty; faster – chaster

Hose but lose; canoe but woe
Can you pronounce without mistake?
MacLeod – quay – Rachel – ache
Petal – penal – want – pant – slant

Van – van rabues – grand and grant
I don’t blame you if you cant
Worm but form and doll but toll
Horse but worse and lost but post
Cost and frost but most and ghost

Calm and valve and ball but pal
Tall but tally; gall and gal
Star and bar and par but war
I wonder if you want some more

If so, try realm-created-treated
Debate-ate-senate. Can you beat it?

 Aunt is not like vaunt and gaunt
Not like vaunt and taunt and haunt
Brook but brooch and brood but blood
Hood but mood and food but flood

Minute differs from minute
The latter rhymes with cute and mute
Brocade and decade; bow and bow

Lout, pout quote and route but route
Make it rhymes with shoot and fruit
Enough but hiccough; plough but trough
Cough but though and lastly through
All seven different you know!

Then try: schism, schedule, scheme
Trample differs from ram
Meander equally the same with mean
And cleanse is not pronounced as clean

Mayor but major; down but own
Friend but fiend; and crown but grown
Leaf but deaf and front but won’t

Do you know anything so crafty?
As those puzzles I bet you don’t
Golf but wolf; chance but change
Raffle-staff; it does not sound strange!
Toe, foe, doe and hoe but shoe
Dag, dub, hug but huge and Hugh
There are many more but these will so