Following my post about the letter P, Putting pen to paper, the letter R rose up and requested a turn.
Scottish people roll their R’s, while southerners hardly pronounce them at all. Raw and roar resemble each other! Speakers of some languages roll them differently, more like gargling.
“Rosemary, that’s for remembrance” was in my post Opinionated? Speaking terms (Part 3)
There is neither rhyme nor reason …
…the three Rs are Reading, wRiting and aRithmetic.
Repeating anything is difficult without R. If I don’t like what I write I can redo it.
Did you realise R is more robust than W? Write, wrath, wretch, wring and wraith reinforce this rule.
R reigns in royalty, realm, régime and regiment.
It rejoices in rollicking, raised voices, riotous ribaldry and The Rum Tum Tugger (one of TS Eliot’s cats).
Irregular verbs run, write, rise, ring and regular verbs roar.
Rakes, ragamuffins, renegades, roués, rotters, rebels and reprobates risk rustication after running riot.
The ridiculous is risible.
Like a red rag to a bull is a simile for rousing ire.
A rag rug may be made by one of two methods, hooking or prodding, reusing valuable resources.
The Trinity is one God: Creator, Redeemer, Comforter (or Strengthener).
Religious people relate to rebirth, reawakening or renaissance, repentance, restoration, redemption and resurrection, reckoning Christ will return.
In Acts chapter 1 verse 11 (NIV) “This same Jesus, who has been taken from you into heaven, will come back the same way you have seen him go into heaven.”