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Why English is hard to learn ?
REASONS WHY THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE IS HARD TO LEARN
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 desseret in the desert.
7) Since there is no time like the present, he though 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 the object.
11) The insurance was invalid for the invalid.
12) There was a row among the oarsmen about how to how.
13) They were too close to the door to close.
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) After a number of injections my jaw got number.
19) Upon seeing the tear in the painting I shed a tear.
20) I had to subject the subject to a series of tests.
21) How can I intimate this to my most intimate friend.

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 or French fries in France.

Sweetmeats are candies while seetbreads, 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 Guinea nor is it a pig.

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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, two geese. So one moose, two meese ? One index, two indices ?
Doesn't it seem crazy that you make amends but not one amend, that you comb through annals of history but not a single annal ?

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 ?

If a vegetarian eats vegetables, what does a humanitarian eat ?

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

In what 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 man and a wise guy are opposites ?

How can overlook and oversee be opposites, whiel quite a lot and quite a few are alike ?

How can the weather be hot as hell one day and cold as hell another ?

Have you noticed that we talk about certain things only when they are absent ?

Have you ever seen a horsefull carriage or a strpful gown ?

Met a sung hero or experienced requited love ?

Have you ever run into someone who was combobulated, gruntled, ruly or peccable ?

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【2006/07/18 22:38 】 | 教育 | コメント(2) | トラックバック(0)
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いっぱいありますねぇ!!
「橋の端を走りなさい。」なんちゃって。

勉強になります!!
【2006/07/18 23:41】| URL | jerry #qbIq4rIg [ 編集 ]
同じ綴りで別の意味?
日本語の場合は同音異義語というのがポピュラーですが、英語だと同じ綴りでまったく別の意味を持つ単語が多いですね。
その他にも発音の特殊性から、しょうしょう捻くれた事を書いた評論家も居ますね(笑)!
【2006/07/19 06:19】| URL | 世田谷C.E.S. #p0sRqnjc [ 編集 ]
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