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English is easy ?
12-16-2014, 08:55 AM #1
ocker1 Member
Posts:2,217 Threads:897 Joined:Mar 2011
You think English is easy?

1) The bandage was wound around the wound.

2) The farm was used to produce produce .

3) The dump was so full that it had to refuse more refuse.

4) We must polish the Polish furniture.

5) He could lead if he would get the lead out.

6) The soldier decided to desert his dessert in the desert.

7) Since there is no time like the present, he thought it was

Time to present the present .

8) A bass was painted on the head of the bass drum.

9) When shot at, the dove dove into the bushes.

10) I did not object to the object

11) The insurance was invalid for the invalid.

12) There was a row among the oarsmen about how to row ..

13) They were too close to the door to close it.

14) The buck does funny things when the does are present.

15) A seamstress and a sewer fell down into a sewer line.

16) To help with planting, the farmer taught his sow to sow...

17) The wind was too strong to wind the sail.

18) Upon seeing the tear in the painting I shed a tear.

19) I had to subject the subject to a series of tests.

20) How can I intimate this to my most intimate friend?

Let's face it - English is a crazy language. There is no egg in

Eggplant, nor ham in hamburger; neither apple nor pine in

Pineapple. English muffins weren't invented in England or

French fries in France . Sweetmeats are candies while

Sweetbreads, which aren't sweet, are meat. We take English

For granted. But if we explore its paradoxes, we find that

Quicksand can work slowly, boxing rings are square and a

Guinea pig is neither from Guinea nor is it a pig.

If teachers taught, why didn't preachers praught? If a

Vegetarian eats vegetables, what does a humanitarian eat?

Sometimes I think all the English speakers should be

Committed to an asylum for the verbally insane. In what

Language do people recite at a play and play at a recital?

Ship by truck and send cargo by ship? Have noses that

Run and feet that smell?

How can a slim chance and a fat chance be the same, while

A wise man and a wise guy are opposites? You have to

Marvel at the unique lunacy of a language in which your

House can burn up as it burns down, in which you fill in

A form by filling it out and in which, an alarm goes off by

Going on.

English was invented by people, not computers, and it

Reflects the creativity of the human race, which, of course, is

Not a race at all. That is why, when the stars are out, they

Are visible, but when the lights are out, they are invisible.

PS. - Why doesn't 'Buick' rhyme with 'quick' ?

You lovers of the English language might enjoy this .

There is a two-letter word that perhaps has more meanings

Than any other two-letter word, and that is 'UP.'

It's easy to understand UP, meaning toward the

Sky or at the top of the list, but when we awaken in the

Morning, why do we wake UP ?

At a meeting, why does a topic come UP ?

Why do we speak UP and why are the officers UP for

Election and why is it UP to the secretary to write UP

A report ?

We call UP our friends.

And we use it to brighten UP a room, polish UP the

Silver; we warm UP the leftovers and clean UP the kitchen.

We lock UP the house and some guys fix UP the old car.

At other times the little word has real special meaning.

People stir UP trouble, line UP for tickets, work UP an

Appetite, and think UP excuses.

To be dressed is one thing, but to be dressed UP is special.

A drain must be opened UP because it is blocked UP.

We open UP a store in the morning but we close it UP

At night.
We seem to be pretty mixed UP about UP !

To be knowledgeable about the proper uses of UP, look

The word UP in the dictionary.

In a desk-sized dictionary, it takes UP almost 1/4th of

The page and can add UP to about thirty definitions.

If you are UP to it, you might try building UP a list of

the many ways UP is used.

It will take UP a lot of your time, but if you don't give

UP, you may wind UP with a hundred or more.

When it threatens to rain, we say it is clouding UP .

When the sun comes out we say it is clearing UP...
When it rains, it wets the earth and often messes things UP.
When it doesn't rain for awhile, things dry UP.

One could go on and on, but I'll wrap it UP,

for now my time is UP, so........it is time to shut UP!
12-16-2014, 11:28 AM #2
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
Posts:30,404 Threads:1,479 Joined:Feb 2011
chuckle.gif It's miraculous communication is even possible.

12-16-2014, 11:53 AM #3
ocker1 Member
Posts:2,217 Threads:897 Joined:Mar 2011
(12-16-2014, 11:28 AM)JayRodney Wrote:  chuckle.gif It's miraculous communication is even possible.

even harder when Americanised hehehe
12-16-2014, 02:42 PM #4
misterbumps Member
Posts:979 Threads:38 Joined:Apr 2012
My mum is from another country and she said English was the hardest language to learn...

I can see by your coat my friend you're from the other side. Just one thing I got to know. Who won?
12-16-2014, 02:42 PM #5
misterbumps Member
Posts:979 Threads:38 Joined:Apr 2012
ooo that was my 500th post!

I can see by your coat my friend you're from the other side. Just one thing I got to know. Who won?
12-16-2014, 02:58 PM #6
Octo Mother Superior
Posts:41,169 Threads:1,536 Joined:Feb 2011
Nice! Congrats on the 500th post hyper.gif
12-16-2014, 03:00 PM #7
misterbumps Member
Posts:979 Threads:38 Joined:Apr 2012
(12-16-2014, 02:58 PM)Octo Wrote:  Nice! Congrats on the 500th post hyper.gif

It only took two years!!!

I can see by your coat my friend you're from the other side. Just one thing I got to know. Who won?
12-16-2014, 05:39 PM #8
Wolf Pup Member
Posts:235 Threads:20 Joined:Oct 2012
other fun examples:

to too two
Live and live
there, their and the're
I can open the can
would and wood
12-16-2014, 06:56 PM #9
Octo Mother Superior
Posts:41,169 Threads:1,536 Joined:Feb 2011
It makes more sense if you trace the origins of the words. I'm a hobby etymologist pop2.gif
12-16-2014, 10:14 PM #10
Accidental Stoner Member
Posts:8,724 Threads:78 Joined:Feb 2011

Garlic = gårrlök

is one of my favourite pet theories.




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