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The Silent E - By Tom Lehrer



Who can turn a can into a cane?
Who can turn a pan into a pane?
It's not too hard to see
It's Silent E

Who can turn a cub into a cube?
Who can turn a tub into a tube?
It's elementary
For Silent E

He took a pin and turned it into pine
He took a twin and turned him into twine

Who can turn a cap into a cape?
Who can turn a tap into a tape?
A little glob becomes a globe instantly
If you just add Silent E

He turned a dam - Alikazam! - into a dame
But my friend Sam stayed just the same.

Who can turn a man into a mane?
Who can turn a van into a vane?
A little hug becomes huge instantly
Don't add W, don't add X, and don't add Y or Z,
Just add Silent E.

4 comments:

  1. no, no, no, it's not fun! ;)

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  2. Maybe it isn't. But your comment is. :)

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  3. I'm from the UK and I remember this from school. I was in Year 2, ages 6-7 and I found this video really fun and educational watching it from a VHS.

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  4. I'm from the UK too, but this was a revelation to me. Our English teacher would have thought this "frivolous". :)

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