Monday, July 23, 2007

If you still need to be convinced…

Yesterday I was on about my difficulties with the English language.
Here are some more examples to mull over:

1) The bandage was 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) When shot at, the dove dove into the bushes.

9) I did not object to the object.

10) The insurance was invalid for the invalid.

11) There was a row among the oarsmen about how to row.

12) They were too close to the door to close it.

13) The buck does funny things when the does are present.

14) A seamstress and a sewer fell down into a sewer.

15) To help with planting, the farmer taught his sow to sow.

16) The wind was too strong to wind the sail.

17) Upon seeing the tear in the painting I shed a tear.

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

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

20) A bass was painted on the head of the bass drum.

4 comments:

Primal Sneeze said...

Oh! Ouch! My head hurts.

Conortje said...

That's brilliant - Right I am going to terrorise my Dutch friends with this to get them back for all their language has put me through :-)

grannymar said...

Mandarin has to be easier than English!

Joy Des Jardins said...

Yeah, I guess the English language does kind of warp our brains at times. Loved this list grannymar.