Saturday, September 18, 2010

Growing Up Speaking English

Some reasons to be grateful if you grew up speaking English:

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) At the Army base, a bass was painted on the head of a 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 Novocain 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?
22) I spent last evening evening out a pile of dirt.


Under Southern Skies said...

Thanks for the laugh, Lindsey! :)

A Heart of Praise said...

English certainly is interesting lol:).

Galloping Guitarist said...

Gotta love our language! Can make hard to remember how to spell things though. :-)

Anonymous said...

Take a generous portion of 11th century Saxon-Angle German blend rapidly and violently with a bucket full of 11th century French, stir in a few cupfuls each of Greek and Church Latin
add a few drops of Gaelic, blend on high tossing in Chaucer, Shakespeare, and Byron and voila! you now have (E) Anglish!!!