Reasons why the English language is so hard to learn:


>  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) After a number of injections my jaw got number.

>  19) Upon seeing the tear in the painting I shed a tear.

>  20) I had to subject the subject to a series of tests.

>  21) How can I intimate this to my most intimate friend?

>        English: interesting 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 meat. 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 of booth beeth?

>  One goose, 2 geese. So one moose, 2 meese?

>  One index, 2 indices?


>  Doesn't it seem crazy that you can make amends but not one amend?  If

>  you have a bunch of odds and ends and get rid of all but one of them,

>  what do you call it? If teachers taught, why didn't preachers praught?

>  If a vegetarian eats vegetables, what does a humanitarian eat?

>  In what language do people recite at a play and play at a recital?

>  Ship by truck and send cargo by ship?

>  Have noses that run and feet that smell?

>  How can a slim chance and a fat chance be the same, while a wise man and

>  a wise guy are opposites?

>  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.

>  People, not computers invented English, and it reflects the creativity

>  of the human race, which, of course, is not a race at all. That is why,

>  when the stars are out, they are visible, but when the lights are out,

>  they are invisible.

>  P.S.

>  Why doesn't "buick" rhyme with "quick"?