Off topic: More paradoxes of the English language
Thread poster: Susan Welsh

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Dec 8, 2009

At the risk of overburdening the reader with my postings on the English language, this one came to my attention today:

Have fun,

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Jan Willem van Dormolen  Identity Verified
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Oldie but goodie Dec 8, 2009

The page you refer to is one of many with this poem. Unfortunately, it doesn't provide the author's name, so here it is:
G. Nolst Trenité a.k.a. "Charivarius" (1870 - 1946)
A Dutchman (!) who wrote many serious, entertaining, and serious and entertaining books and articles about (mostly) the Dutch language.

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