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gldstn
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"while this pronunciation might be laughable,
the meaning of the word stays the same."

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THE QUIET STUDY.

I think there's a few things wrong

I think there's a few things wrong with the way that I've learned to pronounce

I think there's a few things wrong with the way that I've learned to pronounce 'help'.

Pathetic in the way that it climbs my throat

Pathetic in the way that it climbs my throat just to drop from my lips.

Pathetic in the way that it climbs my throat just to drop from my lips. Teetering on the cut of my teeth

Pathetic in the way that it climbs my throat just to drop from my lips. Teetering on the cut of my teeth before a blunt push of my tongue and

Pathetic in the way that it climbs my throat just to drop from my lips. Teetering on the cut of my teeth before a blunt push of my tongue and it's first graceless stumble into the world.

As if I've grown the word from the seeds of books,

As if I've grown the word from the seeds of books, and never had the chance to

As if I've grown the word from the seeds of books, and never had the chance to sound

As if I've grown the word from the seeds of books, and never had the chance to sound it

As if I've grown the word from the seeds of books, and never had the chance to sound it out.

I think what we forget is that while

I think what we forget is that while this pronunciation might be laughable,

I think what we forget is that while this pronunciation might be laughable, the meaning of the word stays the same.

I swear I still mean it,

I swear I still mean it, even when the word sounds a lot like 'wolf'

I swear I still mean it, even when the word sounds a lot like 'wolf' and is spelled like

I swear I still mean it, even when the word sounds a lot like 'wolf' and is spelled like 'I'm fine'.

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