Fun with English language .
When I Moved from Greece to Canada my English language was on scale 1 over 10 and struggled to learn it .Went to English school and watched lots of Sesame Street, lol. English has thousands of quirks. The English language has a crazy history and over time a lot has happened to it. English has been influenced by invasions and wars, kings with whims, trends and fashions, and of course, other languages
I use to watch movie with English subtitle to understands, and I was bookworm if you lose me you will find me in the library. Let me show you why English language is hard to learn and strange.
I used to pronounce the word as I see it and that what we do back home so I used to say KNEE, KNIGHT, KNIFE by pronouncing the k too. My teacher used to laugh along with the students and I used to pause and ask the teacher if I did something wrong. He used to tell me NO Steve we just call the Knee -nee in this country. Why they put the K in the front, I asked? He used to tell me that how the English language evolved may be the one who wrote it was taken drug.
Let us face it English is crazy language .There is no egg in eggplant, nor ham in hamburger, neither apple nor pine in pineapple. Every language in the world calls pineapple Ananas only English imagine a pine tree with apple in it! I don’t know what he was smoking. Why does night fall but never break and day break but never fall?
English muffins weren’t invented in England nor are French fries in France .Sweetmeats candies while sweetbreads, which aren’t sweat, are meat.
We take English for granted. But if we explore its paradoxes, we find that quicksand can work slowly. Boxing ring is square and a guinea pig is neither form guinea nor is it a pig. And why is it that writers write but fingers don’t fing?
Read these examples; the bandage was wound around the wound, the farm was used to produce the produce, the dump was so full that it had to refuse more refuse.
We must polish the polish furniture, he could led if he would get the lead out , the soldier decided to time the present, he thought it was time to present the present.
A bass was painted on the head of the bass drum, when shot at, it the Dove, dove into the bushes.
Grocers don’t groce and hammers don’t ham? If the plural of tooth is teeth, why isn’t the plural of booth beeth? If Womb is pronounced woom, and tomb is toom , shouldn’t Bomb to pronounced Boom?
If one goose and 2 geese, so why not one moose and 2 Meese it’s driving me crazy.
Upon seeing the tear in the painting I shed a tear. The wind was too strong to Wind the sail.
The buck does funny thing when the does are present.
They were too close to the door to close it, I did not object to the object.
Why that one index and 2 indices one ox and plural are are oxen. If a vegetarian what does humanitarian eat? Human? .And what Sagittarius eats?
Sometimes I think all the English speakers should commit to an asylum for the verbally insane.
In what language do people recite at play and play at a recital? Ship by truck and send cargo by ship ?
Have noses that run and feet that smell? Gosh I am getting so confused now. How can slim chance and a fat chance be the same? While a wise man and a wise guy are opposites? I really had it.
You have to marvel at the unique lunacy of a language in which your house can burn up as it burns down, in which you fill in a form by filling it out and in which an alarm goes off by going on.
English was invented by drunken Scottish, 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, when I wind up my watch, I start it, but when I pass wind I fart it?
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Steve Ramsey. Okotoks , Alberta .