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Posh friends

I have a friend called Maisy

Who is really rather crazy

And oh so very lazy -

But she does speak rather posh. 

 

I have a friend called Billy

Who is really rather silly;

He wears trousers that are frilly -

But he does speak rather posh.

 

I have a friend called Bobby

With a most peculiar hobby;

He keeps penguins in his lobby -

But he does speak rather posh.

 

I have a friend called Shirley,

Her hair is long and curly;

Shes such a lovely girlie

And she does speak rather posh.

 

I have a friend called Joni

Whose elbows are so bony

That Im sure they must be phoney -

But she does speak rather posh.

 

I have a friend called Harry

With more cash than he can carry,

Who the girls all want to marry -

And he does speak rather posh.

 

I have a friend called Gabby

Who is sometimes rather crabby

When she loses her pet tabby -

But she still speaks rather posh.

 

I have a friend called Berty

Who eats slugs at 7.30

Which is really rather dirty -

But he does speak rather posh.

 

I have a friend called Brian

Whom I like to keep an eye on;

He roars just like a lion -

But he does speak rather posh.

 

I have a friend called Andy

Who drinks shandy mixed with brandy:

It makes his legs go bandy

But he still speaks rather posh.

 

I av a frend cald Helin

who wen it cums to spelin

yushly ends up yelin

unless she sez it posh.

 

For, when she says it nicely

It helps her spell precisely;

Which is my point, concisely -

It helps if you speak "posh"!

 

   

 

NOTE TO TEACHERS

In order to improve pupils' spelling, it is important that they pronounce words correctly.  Regional accents often make this difficult.  However, by encouraging pupils to speak "posh", it is possible to help them recognise vowel sounds more readily, as well as terminal consonants, etc.  This should not be seen as an attempt to marginalise regional accents or to change the way children speak - merely as a tool for helping them to improve their spelling.

 

   
   

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