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Postby Tom Greenleaf » Tue Aug 24, 2010 11:49 pm

You think English is easy???
Read to the end . . A new twist

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..
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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.

And this UP is confusing: A drain must be opened UP because it is stopped 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 clearingUP ...

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 !

Oh .. . . One more thing:


What is the first thing you do in the morning & the last thing you do at night?


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Re: English!

Postby cm5400 » Tue Sep 07, 2010 8:09 pm

The scary part is that us American folk can read that with no issue. Guess it shows how screwed up the language is :(

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Re: English!

Postby Tom Greenleaf » Sun Jun 12, 2011 7:00 am

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Re: English!

Postby Time » Wed Apr 11, 2012 6:04 pm

Hmm. Yeah, I still think that English is one of the easiest languages in the world.
That is a general fact. People all over the world learn it because the rules are distinct and clear while many other languages are considered to be irregular and strange. :shock:
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Re: English!

Postby Tom Greenleaf » Fri Apr 27, 2012 12:02 am

Old thread but whatever. Trouble with English too many words mean different things but spelled the same along with 10 words for about anything!

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Re: English!

Postby Wyr » Mon May 27, 2013 11:04 am

Time wrote:Hmm. Yeah, I still think that English is one of the easiest languages in the world.
That is a general fact. People all over the world learn it because the rules are distinct and clear while many other languages are considered to be irregular and strange. :shock:



You ever tried to learn French ?

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