This Should Rattle Your Brain a Little! 1

Do you believe that English is easy…? I don’t thinks so.

The following text is discussing the difficulties in English.  May be they are a bit funny but it could be one of your mistakes in English.

  • There was a row among the oarsmen about how to row.shocked
  • Doesn’t it seem crazy that you can make amends but not one amend?

When the stars are out, they are visible,

When the lights are out, they are invisible.

  • If teachers taught, why didn’t preachers praught?
  • If a vegetarian eats vegetables, what does a humanitarian eat?
  • C’mon, let’s polish the Polish furniture.
  • The wind was too strong to wind the sail.
  • Since there is no time like the present, he thought it was time to present the present.
  • How can ‘A Slim Chance’ and ‘A Fat Chance’ be the same?
  • How can ‘You’re so cool’ and ‘You’re not so hot’ be different?
  • Why are ‘A Wise man’ and ‘A Wise guy’ opposites?
  • A seamstress and a sewer fell down into a sewer line. !!!
  • The bandage was wound around the wound.
  • I did not object to the object.
  • The insurance was invalid for the invalid.
  • Boxing rings are square.
  • A guinea pig is neither from Guinea nor is it a pig.
  • The soldier decided to desert his dessert in the desert.

Now try some more confusing…!

  • There is no egg in eggplant nor ham in hamburger; neither apple nor pine in pineapple.
  • Sweetmeats are candies while sweetbreads, which aren’t sweet, are meat.
  • The farm was used to produce produce.
  • English muffins weren’t invented in England or French fries in France.

And now, Some questions which have remained unanswered …!

  • If brother becomes Brethren, why doesn’t mother become Methren?
  • If tooth becomes teeth, why doesn’t booth become beeth?
  • If one goose becomes two geese, why doesn’t one moose become two meese?
  • If I speak of a foot and you show me your feet,
    And I give you a boot, would a pair be called beet?
  • How come Writers write but Fingers don’t fing?confused
    And Grocers don’t groce and Hammers don’t ham?

A hat in the plural doesn’t become hose .
And a cat in the plural doesn’t become cose.??????

  • A box in the plural becomes is boxes.
    But an Ox in the plural never becomes oxes. (It becomes Oxen).
  • A lone mouse can transform into a whole set of mice,
    But it’s impossible for a single house to become a whole block of hice. (It becomes houses).
  • Although the masculine pronouns are he, his and him, we must be grateful for small mercies of the language that the feminine pronouns after ‘She’ don’t become ‘Shis’ and ‘Shim’.
  • If you have a bunch of odds and ends and get rid of all but one of them, what do you call it?
  • A bass was painted on the head of the bass drum.
  • How can I intimate this to my most intimate friend?
  • He could lead if he could only get the lead out.
  • They were too close to the door to close it.
  • I had to subject the subject to a series of tests.
  • When shot at, the dove dove into the bushes.
  • 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.
  • It is only in the English language that people recite at a play and play at a recital.
  • No sooner had my eye fallen upon the tear in the painting, then this eye of mine began to shed many a tear.
  • I was given a number of injections to make the pain number.
  • It’s not ridiculous, but entirely sensible to ship by truck and send cargo by ship.
  • We are a strange lot to have noses that run and feet that smell.
  • The buck does funny things when the does are present.
  • I was proven right that I had the right of way.
  • How come you never hear of a combobulated, gruntled, ruly, or peccable person?
  • Why is it that whether you sit down or sit up, the results are the same?
  • Shouldn’t there be a shorter word for “monosyllable”?
  • If you take an Oriental person and spin him around several times, does he become disoriented?
  • If people from Poland are called “Poles,” why aren’t people from Holland called “Holes?
  • If lawyers are disbarred and clergymen defrocked, doesn’t it follow that electricians can be delighted, musicians denoted, cowboys deranged, models deposed, tree surgeons debarked, and dry cleaners depressed?
  • The human race has been running for a great many centuries now – but we’re not tired yet.
  • “I am” is reportedly the shortest sentence in the English language. Could it be that “I do” is the longest sentence?
  • The dump was so full that it had to refuse more refuse.

Now, Do you still thing that English is easy…?!



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One comment on “This Should Rattle Your Brain a Little!

  1. abdellah Jan 6,2010 10:26 pm words to describe that. 💡

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