Ever wonder why English is hard to learn? (in Off-topic)
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.
LoL, I still wouldn't change my English major for anything! ^_^
Right, right and write.
Left and left.
Number 6 rocks =D
I am not a number!
May 5 2006 3:40 AM EDT
French can be confusing as well:
Poisson sans boison est poison.
(Fish without a drink is poison)
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!
English was pretty easy to learn :P
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 )
Which witch switched which witch switch?
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.
Try Bengali! ;)
Char Chi Char Chai
Auntie wants tea. :)
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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