The crazy English

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  • Mahmo
    عضو منتسب
    • Mar 2009
    • 46

    The crazy English

    اللغة الأنجليزية سخر بعض أهلها منها لغرابتها أحياناً من ناحية معانيها ومبانيها ومنهم شخص إسمه ريتشارد لديرارRichard Lederer الذى
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    Let's face it: English is a crazy language
    There is no egg in eggplant, nor ham in hamburger
    neither apple nor pine in pineapple
    And while no one knows what is in a hotdog
    you can be pretty sure it isn't canine

    English muffins were not invented in England
    nor French fries in <ST1<?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com</st1:country-region>France</ST1
    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 <st1:country-region w:st="on">Guinea</st1:country-region></ST1 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
    Is cheese the plural of choose
    One mouse, 2 mice
    One louse, 2 lice
    One house, 2 hice

    If teachers taught, why didn't preachers praught
    If a vegetarian eats vegetables
    what does a humanitarian eat

    Why do people recite at a play, and play at a recital
    Ship by truck or car and send cargo by ship
    Have noses that run and feet that smell
    Park on driveways and drive on parkways

    How can a slim chance and a fat chance be the same
    while a wise man and a wise guy are opposites
    How can the weather be hot as Hell one day
    and cold as Hell another

    When a house burns up, it burns down
    You fill in a form by filling it out
    and an alarm clock goes off by going on.

    You get in and out of a car
    yet you get on and off a bus

    When the stars are out, they are visible
    but when the lights are out, they are invisible
    And why, when I wind up my watch, I start it
    but when I wind up this essay, I end it

    English is a silly language
    it doesn't know if it is coming or going
  • ابراهيم حجازى
    عضو منتسب
    • Jun 2010
    • 2

    Yes, u r right .It is really crazy