No Me No U in USA

No U in USA by Phil Burns

No U in USA by Phil Burns

AnElephantCant forget all the great folk
He meets on his US vacation
But some things astound
The variations abound
In the use of words and their pronunciation

AnElephant has to unlearn a language
Only he and a tree have a trunk
No windshield no hood
Nobody here calls him dude
And no one has ever heard of Podunk

The differences continue to fascinate
We say brand new the US says cherry
You drink soda for thirst
Our ground floor is your first
And you have silver- or flatware for cutlery

He has already spoken here about Spokane
Which sounds like ran and not rain as you know
He can only find gamut
To rhyme with Willamette
And it’s not noise for the boys but noisy for Boise Idaho

In Scotland everything is so simple
Milngavie is pronounced as Mill Guy
Kirkcudbright is easy
We say kir coo bree
And Aluminium has one extra ‘i’

He leaves many people he loves there
They can form a ten mile long queue
So please do him a favour
Try to savour the flavour
The world is a much better place when it contains ‘u’

About AnElephantCant

An artist/writer/poet combination whose blogs reflect an approach to life that celebrates nature and takes a tongue-in-cheek view of most issues. So you get rhymes and doodles, photographs and comment. Irreverent and irrelevant. Occasionally funny, sometimes serious, mostly pointless. https://anelephantcant.me/
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14 Responses to No Me No U in USA

  1. Anja says:

    Y’all always want to add “u’s” and put a “s” where a “Z” should be

    I told you I would read……..

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  2. utesmile says:

    In Scotland everything is easier. Pronounciation looks tricky to me…. 🙂
    I agree with the no u….. where would I be ” te” my name instead of Ute, ridiculous…..I want to keep the U, yes the world is a better place with a u. 🙂

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  3. Clanmother says:

    Back on – I think I meant to “like” one of your posts and then accidentally pressed the wrong button and inadvertently unfollowed you!! Have done this several times – still learning as I go along.

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    • AnElephantCant quite hide his gleefulness
      Clanmother drops in for a visit
      He hopes she’s glad to be here
      Cos he’s glad to see her
      It is not the same without her now is it

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  4. pennycoho says:

    Nice. U got right to the heart of the matter. Looks like an elephant is shooting from the hip (in Phils illustration, that is). By the way, I do say Aunt (ahn’t) not ant! Great post!

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  5. Oh Lourd that “u” thing. Apparently you place great honour upon it.

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  6. Alastair says:

    AnElephant says it so eloquent
    Showing that he really is a gent
    Their rear of the car is trunk
    When you close it, still there is a clunk
    But we have the boot
    For the car and the foot
    But what in earth is a Podunk?

    *Going to follow the link to find out.

    I know that you had a great time
    Which is why you created the rhyme
    Your holiday seemed very good
    Even separating bonnet and hood
    Not going back seems it would be a crime

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  7. Awww this post made me smile…. I for one, hopes my pachyderm friend returns for a visit someday 🙂

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