english language: You Think English Is Easy? - Part II - 05/06/14 11:24 AM
Let's face it - English is a crazy language. There is no egg in eggplant, nor ham in hamburger; neither apple nor pine in pineapple. English muffins weren't invented in England or French fries in France. Sweetmeats are candies while sweetbreads, which aren't sweet, are animal organs. We take English for granted. But if we explore its paradoxes, we find that quicksand can work slowly, boxing rings are square and a guinea pig is neither from Guinea nor is it a pig.
And why is it that writers write but fingers don't fing, grocers don't  groce and hammers don't ham? If the plural of tooth is teeth, why isn't the plural … (0 comments)

english language: You Think English Is Easy? - 05/05/14 11:35 PM
I am so glad I didn't have to learn English as a second language!
Homographs  are words of like spelling but with more than one meaning.  A homograph that is also pronounced differently is a heteronym.
                                                                        
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, … (0 comments)

 
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