Try reading this aloud to a friend
, with out letting him see the words. This works best if you just read it natural
ly, maybe practice
it a few times so it's smooth
In mud eels are.
In clay none are.
In pine tar is.
In oak none is.
Chances are, your friend will have no idea
what you just said. He may doubt
what you said was even English
. But these are four syntactically correct
s -- they're also semantically sound
, and they're even true
here is that we're not used to parsing monosyllable
s, so it sounds like gibberish