Ever wonder why English is hard to learn? (in Off-topic)

good ol]Newmcyo May 5 2006 2:26 AM EDT

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.

Hakai [Aye Phelta Thi] May 5 2006 2:28 AM EDT

LoL, I still wouldn't change my English major for anything! ^_^

QBPixel Sage May 5 2006 2:38 AM EDT

Number 6 rocks =D

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] May 5 2006 2:54 AM EDT

Right, right and write.

Left and left.


InebriatedArsonist May 5 2006 3:08 AM EDT

Number 6 rocks =D

I am not a number!

bartjan May 5 2006 3:40 AM EDT

French can be confusing as well:

Poisson sans boison est poison.

(Fish without a drink is poison)

maulaxe May 5 2006 4:17 PM EDT

tongue twisters are fun!
especially in spanish:
"Tres tristes tigres tragaban trigo en un trigal"
(three sad tigers swallowed wheat in a wheat-field)

and yes, french can be confusing, but not nearly as confusing as english.
So if you learned English as a first language, be glad... I am!
: )

LayWaste-[bA May 5 2006 4:38 PM EDT

English was pretty easy to learn :P

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] May 5 2006 4:43 PM EDT

Es oh si kay es!

(Punch line to a long joke about an English guy in a Spanish store trying to find a pair of socks... Of course, my spelling sucks! :P )

Thraklight Resonance [Desire Develops An Edge] May 5 2006 11:12 PM EDT

Which witch switched which witch switch?

{CB1}Lukeyman May 5 2006 11:24 PM EDT

Dove on the Dove. =D

Pet0sh May 5 2006 11:31 PM EDT

Tengo una hoja de ajo en mi ojo!

I have a leaf of garlic in my eye! And I have to keep typing otherwise it will be filtered as too many misspelled words!

Yeah, English really is pretty confusing with random exceptions here and there.

Although the theory is that languages have the wierd exceptions so that, while you can speak it without the exceptions, you won't really be considered a native unless you can speak all of the special little oddities, like a way of excluding 'true' speakers from outsiders.

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] May 6 2006 4:01 AM EDT

Try Bengali! ;)

Char Chi Char Chai

Auntie wants tea. :)

Hakai [Aye Phelta Thi] May 7 2006 1:18 AM EDT

My roomate liked this one:

He had to pay a fare to enter the fair, but he didn't think it very fair because the fair lady before him got in for free.

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