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    Interesting!

    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.

    English muffins weren't invented in England nor French fries in France.

    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 Guinea 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 ? One index, 2 indices?

    If you have a bunch of odds and ends and get rid of all but one of them, what do you call it?

    If teachers taught, why didn't preachers praught?

    Sometimes I think all the English speakers should be committed to an asylum for the verbally insane.

    In what other language do people recite at a play and play at a recital?

    Ship by truck and send cargo by ship?

    Have noses that run and feet that smell?

    How can a slim chance and a fat chance be the same, while a wise man and a wise guy are opposites?

    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.

    English was invented by people, not computers, and it reflects the creativity of the human race, which, of course, is not a race at all. That is why, when the stars are out, they are visible, but when the lights are out, they are invisible.

    PS. - Why doesn't "Buick" rhyme with "quick".....huh, WHY?

    Enjoy!
    Beware Clarity! A person talking to you in clear language is clearly using obsolete ideas.

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    And why is the word "Phonetic" Not spelled the way it sounds?
    Because I am a woman, I must make unusual efforts to succeed. If I fail, no one will say, "She doesn't have what it takes"; They will say, "Women don't have what it takes".
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    english isn't the only one
    spanish has a different work for addressing a male or a female
    example: Amigo--Amiga
    --ZG78

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    Hmm Makes me wonder who created words and started to spell them and why some words are spelled different but sound the same. Sounds like another mystery

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    yes, Why isn't the number 11 pronounced onety one?
    Beware Clarity! A person talking to you in clear language is clearly using obsolete ideas.

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    heh and you ahve to read this to have read it

    v_Ln

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    pa-ho-netik....it should be FONEHTIK!! She's right!

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    Look at the alphabet, that alone should give you an idea how ****ed up we are:

    A, B, C, D, L, S, D, Gummie bears are chasing me....

    oops, sorry, got off track...oh well.

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    Its like lil Jimmy at school asked to go to the toilet but the teacher wouldn't let him till he had recitied the alphabet so he started

    A B C D ummmm E F G H errrrrr I J K L M N O Q R

    at which point the teacher stopped him and asked 'Jimmy wheres the P?'
    and Jimmy replied 'running down my leg miss'

    ohh how we laughed =P

    v_Ln

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    And Why do overlook and oversee mean opposite things?
    I had to google 'jfgi' to see what it meant. The irony is overwhelming.

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