Wednesday, June 3, 2009

You think English is easy???

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.

9) When shot at, the
dove dove into the bushes.

10) I did not
object to the object.

11) The insurance was
invalid for the invalid.

12) There was a
row among the oarsmen about how to row

13) They were too
close to the door to close it.

14) The buck
does funny things when the does are present.

15) A seamstress and a
sewer fell down into a sewer line.

16) To help with planting, the farmer taught his
sow to sow..

17) The
wind was too strong to wind the sail.

18) Upon seeing the
tear in the painting I shed a tear.

19) I had to
subject the subject to a series of tests.

20) How can I
intimate this to my most intimate friend?


Anonymous said...

No wonder I have such a hard time communicating my thoughts...LOL. Great post Baron :)

Jen Laceda | Milk Guides said...

I'd have to object to this terrible object called the dictionary! Haha--sorry about my lame attempt!

A Lady's Life said...

play on words Great!:)

Baron's Life said...

Thom, Jen, LadyL...Thanks hope you enjoyed the laugh.

Voegtli said...

I comment on your comment.

Baron's Life said...

Peter...only one word for you my friend...Brilliant...! I bet no one could think of this...!

MedaM said...

No, I don't think that at all. I know how hard it is to me who have never been abroad and who only attended English courses. And look at this: accept and except, there and their, principle and principal, advice and advise, despite and although, affect and effect, personal and personnel, assure and ensure, than and then, bad and bed etc. It is always easier for me to understand what is written than what is said.
Thanks for sharing this wonderful post, I enjoyed it. I even printed these sentences you posted.:-))

Baron's Life said...

MedaM...yes it can be very confusing at times.

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Mr. Motorcycle said...

The confusion about our language goes even further. Like why do we have the letter C in our alphabet. It makes the S sound and the K sound and nothing more. Also not only does it not have it's own sound, we often use the C in conjunction with the letter K in words like lick. Why not just just spell it lik?

Why do we have PH making the F sound?

These are just a few of only many examples of why our language is so confusing for people to learn.

It woold only look Phunny but knot sound funy oar weird if we speld werds hifonikly. Sew meny dipherant weys two spell serten sounds. Hour language is most sertanly skrewd up. Wat we are taut and hour propur Inglesh is only conphusing. Ir reelie makes no cents at all.