Monday, April 10, 2006

No wonder. . .

. . .everyone hates to learn English. Note: if Chocolatebox reads these, she may give up trying to learn this language!

We must polish the Polish furniture.

He could lead if he would get the lead out.

The farm was used to produce produce.

The dump was so full that it had to refuse more refuse.

The soldier decided to desert in the desert.

This was a good time to present the present.

A bass was painted on the head of the bass drum.

When shot at, the dove dove into the bushes.

I did not object to the object.

The insurance was invalid for the invalid.

The bandage was wound around the wound.

There was a row among the oarsmen about how to row.

They were too close to the door to close it.

The buck does funny things when the does are present.

They sent a sewer down to stitch the tear in the sewer line.

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

The wind was too strong to wind the sail.

After a number of injections my jaw got number.

Upon seeing the tear in my clothes I shed a tear.

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

How can I intimate this to my most intimate friend?

I read it once and will read it again. (yes, you will!)

I learned much from this learned treatise.

I was content to note the content of the message.

The Blessed Virgin blessed her. Blessed her richly.

It's a bit wicked to over-trim a short wicked candle.

If he will absent himself we mark him absent.

I incline toward bypassing the incline.

thanks to "BOB"


jellyhead said...

Yes, English is a tricky language. I realise this even more so, as I start teaching my daughter to 'sound out' words for reading & writing. It's like there are no hard and fast's always different!

Abandoned in Pasadena said...

I tried to leave a comment this morning, but your comments wouldn't pull up.

English is a difficult language to learn with rules that can be broken.
We have rules, but sometimes I wonder why. English just has to be memorized.

doubleknot said...

Great stuff - I speak English and even I have a hard time sometimes.
Didn't realise there were so many words that had to be understood in context.

hiro said...

I got it! English is difficult for native speakers, so It's too difficult for me to learn English!(Don't worry, I never give up!);)