When the English tongue we speak.
Why is break not rhymed with freak?
Will you tell me why it's true
We say sew but likewise few?
And the maker of the verse,
Cannot rhyme his horse with worse?
Beard is not the same as heard
Cord is different from word.
Cow is cow but low is low
Shoe is never rhymed with foe.
Think of hose, dose,and lose
And think of goose and yet with choose
Think of comb, tomb and bomb,
Doll and roll or home and some.
Since pay is rhymed with say
Why not paid with said I pray?
Think of blood, food and good.
Wherefore done, but gone and lone -
Is there any reason known?
To sum up all, it seems to me
Sound and letters don't agree.


by Lord Cromer
I'm not sure whether you are familiar with England, but Cromer is in Norfolk, and they are a strange bunch of people there. Like Holland, most of Norfolk should be covered by the sea, which may explain the strange behaviour around that part of England. They do have a wonderful accent though.
If you enjoy humour and poetry, I would like to recommend that you read Lord Byron. He was a strange man, obsessed with death, but with a great sense of humour.