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Nov 2, 2010

English is Crazy

I was reading an article in a Seniors Newspaper the other week and ran across the topic of "English is Crazy," researched by S. Capps.  Since I'm over 50 most of what I read made perfect sense to me because school back in the day, as my boys would say, was intense and my teachers were thorough.  Well, I digress, so here's a sample from the article:
1. The bandage was wound around the wound.
2. The farm was used to produce produce.
3. He could lead if he would get the lead out.
4. The soldier decided to desert his dessert in the desert.
5. Since there is no time like the present, he thought it was time to present the present.

There are more of these wonderful English wordings that I hope to share in the future.
 

3 comments:

Gene Black said...

Ha ha...yes - I understood it too. I also so how easily it could confuse anyone not firmly grounded in English.

Tudy said...

Now I know that will make it a little difficult for my new Australian Granddaughter. They speak English but not our English. She is 13 and doing well since her arrival in April this year. All A's in school so far.

Gari said...

Years ago there was an I Love Lucy show that played on this same theme. It was wonderful and very funny.

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