Tuesday, November 11, 2014

English - That Strange Language We Love to Hate

Same word different meaning.
Read a few and you'll no longer doubt why people struggle with our language.

1) The bandage as 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) Upon seeing the tear in the painting I shed a tear.

19) I had to subject the subject to a series of tests.

20) How can I intimate this to my most intimate friend?

It's no wonder people can't spell.



  1. I love this, it's grate! English really doesn't make cents sometimes...jk

  2. LOL. I agree, English is a strange language, and extremely difficult to learn. It relies so much on memorization since there are few hard and fast rules, and so many exceptions! I don't know how foreigners manage to learn it. I took German in college and it was easier.