The Chaos

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"The Chaos" (/ðə keɪ(j)ɒs/) is a humorous poem by Gerard Nolst Trenité that highlights irregular spelling and irregular pronunciation in English.[1]

Originally published in 1920, the poem evolved through time, with Trenité adding verses. It also acquired the status of a meme that was copied and passed around by English language learners.

The original version consisted of 146-lines;[2] the last "full" 274 version consisted of 274 lines[3]

There are various videos on YouTube of people reading it, e.g. in nice Received Pronunciation[4]or General American [5]


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