Sunday, December 7, 2008

Strange English Language

The English language

Have you ever wondered why foreigners have trouble with the English Language?

Let's face itEnglish is a strange 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 vegetableswhat the heck does a humanitarian eat!?

Why do people recite at a playyet play at a recital?

Park on driveways andDrive on parkwaysYou have to marvel at the unique lunacyOf a language where a house can burn up asIt burns down And in which you fill in a form By filling it outAnd a bell is only heard once it goes!

English was invented by people, not computersAnd it reflects the creativity of the human race(Which of course a point for debate)

That is whyWhen the stars are out they are visibleBut when the lights are out they are invisible And why it is that when I wind up my watchIt startsBut when I wind up this observation,It ends.

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