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Monday, December 18, 2006

The English language

interesting info someone sent me... i still say it came by ship so you can leaved me a loan of about...

Have you ever wondered why foreigners have trouble with the English Language?
Let's face it English is a stupid language.
There is no egg in the eggplant
No ham in the hamburger
And neither pine nor apple in the pineapple.
English muffins were not invented in England
French fries were not invented in France.

We sometimes take English for granted
But if we examine its paradoxes we find that
Quicksand takes you down slowly
Boxing rings are square
And a guinea pig is neither from Guinea nor is it a pig.

If writers write, how come fingers don't fing.
If the plural of tooth is teeth
Shouldn't the plural of phone booth be phone beeth
If the teacher taught,Why didn't the preacher praught.
If a vegetarian eats vegetables, What the heck does a humanitarian eat!?Why do people recite at a play, Yet play at a recital?
Park on driveways andDrive on parkways

You have to marvel at the unique lunacy
Of a language where a house can burn up as It burns down
And in which you fill in a form By filling it out
And a bell is only heard once it goes!

English was invented by people, not computers
And it reflects the creativity of the human race
(Which of course isn't a race at all)
That is why
When the stars are out they are visible
But when the lights are out they are invisible
And why it is that when I wind up my watchIt starts
But when I wind up this observation,It ends.

14 Comments:

Anonymous zack said...

Great old classic! Loved seeing it again here... merry christmas!

7:30 AM  
Anonymous dennis said...

is zack tellin us that u picked this somewhere? that's it's not your original post? well, i wanted 2 tell u that i liked the thinkin u put into it, that u wrote it playfully & creatively, but seein that zack says it's a great old classic, well, my appreciation now is 2 whoever wrote it first.

10:15 AM  
Blogger lissingmink said...

@zack... happy holidays love

@dennis... alas it aint my writing... one day!!... i thought i mentioned it earlier... hmmm.

happy holidays to u too.

9:02 AM  
Blogger minty said...

Oh, but there's an idea you can follow through on. give us your take on the English language sometime; am sure that twould fun to read.

2:28 AM  
Blogger Mr. Magoo. said...

merry X-mas

6:44 AM  
Blogger joshi said...

hey ya..hope u have a merry xmas and a happy new year

8:55 AM  
Blogger Iwaya said...

check out Webster's dictionary. i don't know why i just said that!

10:21 AM  
Blogger Mr. Magoo. said...

It's 2007 Ma!!!

11:28 AM  
Blogger joshi said...

nyabo..okyaliyo!!

1:38 AM  
Blogger lissingmink said...

eeeh... setting the clock- totally messed up.

love you all

3:33 AM  
Blogger Iwaya said...

show us the love with a new post!

9:53 AM  
Blogger nahjaj said...

LOL... this was funny. But oh so true!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1:06 PM  
Blogger Mr. Magoo. said...

And in the third month she ressurected. And she is seated on the right hand in a corner.

9:06 AM  
Blogger mudskippah said...

:)

1:31 AM  

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