This post is taken from an issue of PCWorld of 2009, probably March. I think its relevance, today, is more than ever. So here it is, to save you tons of hassles: Are you tired of having to register on a free website just to read a news article or view some pictures of your relatives? Rather than registering on such sites (and risking a barrage of annoying spam), many people forget about the news item or put off seeing how their nieces and nephews are doing until their next holiday.
But I have an easy way to get members-only content without enduring the hassle of signing up for an account. Whenever family and friends send me links to registration-required sites, I turn to BugMeNot (bugmenot.com) to slip past most of these requirements. BugMeNot is a free site that stockpiles user-generated account log-ins and passwords so that users don’t have to provide their own personal info.
Go to the BugMeNot website and type in the URL of the site that you’d like to log in to. BugMeNot will return…
It's 2088 A.D. and Lunar Presidential Voting is about to begin. On Earth, Uranium is missing from 30 cities across the globe. Zorpians from their homeland are eyeing the rich mineral deposits on Luna; where there has been human settlement for some decades now. There's been forecast of war with Zorpians...blah blah... The story is something like this, I hope you got the point... for which I've prepared some imaginary futuristic news for some daily newspapers. The first one on the series is for The Kathmandu Post. P.S. This work is for fun and recreation, and is in no way intenteded for the mass as authentic.
If you can pronounce every word in this poem correctly, you will be speaking English better
than 90% of the native English speakers in the world.
Gerard Nolst Trenité - The Chaos (1922)
Dearest creature in creation Studying English pronunciation, I will teach you in my verse Sounds like corpse, corps, horse and worse.
I will keep you, Susy, busy, Make your head with heat grow dizzy; Tear in eye, your dress you'll tear; Queer, fair seer, hear my prayer. Pray, console your loving poet, Make my coat look new, dear, sewit! Just compare heart, hear and heard, Dies and diet, lord and word. Sword and sward, retain and Britain (Mind the latter how it's written). Made has not the sound of bade, Say-said, pay-paid, laid but plaid.
Now I surely will not plague you With such words as vague and ague, But be careful how you speak, Say: gush, bush, steak, streak, break, bleak , Previous, precious, fuchsia, via Recipe, pipe, studding-sail, choir; Woven, oven, how and low, Script, receipt, shoe, poem, toe.