You think English is Easy???

By
Real Estate Agent with Tarbell Realtors

You think English is Easy???

Can you read these right the first time?

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 oarsman 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 sower fell down into a sewer line.\

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

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?

 

Let's face it~~English is a crazy language. There is no egg in eggplant, nor ham in hamburger; neither apple or pine in pineapple. English Muffins weren't invented in England or French fries in France. Sweetmeats are candies while sweetbreads (which aren't sweet) aremeat. We take English for granted. But if we explore its paradoxes, wefind that quicksand can work slowly, boxing rings are squares and a Guinea pig is neither from Guinea nor is it a pig.

Comments (4)

David Squier
Keller Williams Realty Las Vegas - Las Vegas, NV

Fun! I am learning to speak Italian and it is a walk in the park in comparison. 

Nov 27, 2007 04:11 AM
Dave Cheatham
INC Financial - Bartlett, IL
This is good.  Fun to read and look at.
Nov 27, 2007 05:11 AM
Erin Stumpf (Attardi)
Coldwell Banker - Sacramento, CA
916-342-1372 / DRE# 01706589 Sacramento, CA
I hear you there...I got my degree in Spanish, and trust me there are plenty of these in other languages too!  Gotta love it!
Nov 27, 2007 06:31 AM
Venice Harris
EXP Realty - Conyers, GA
Real Estate Agent - Conyers, GA
Christina... I'm gonna have to start a fan club for you here!  :)   Where are you getting this stuff.  :) 
Nov 27, 2007 07:19 AM