Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Tanya Writes About The English Language

Well, I'm still pretty darn excited about finaling in that contest. What a way to finish up a difficult week. Follow that with Mom's Day with my family --my ultimate group of people, and life these days is pretty much perfect. Other than missing my pup, of course.

Since I spent quite a few years teaching high school English, I got a kick out of the following ten examples of the intricacies --and nuttiness-- of the English language. Just had to pass them along.

And thanks to the May 2009 issue of Friends of the Blanchard Library newsletter, Santa Paula, California.

We wonder why the English language is so difficult to learn:

1. We polish the Polish furniture.

2. The dove dove into the bushes.

3. The insurance for the invalid was invalid.

4. I spent last evening evening out a pile of dirt.

5. The bandage was wound around the wound.

6. A farm can produce produce.

7. I had to subject the subject to a series of tests.

8. She could lead if she would get the lead out.

9. The soldier decided to desert in the desert. (Was this before or after he had dessert LOL?)

10. The buck does funny things when the does are present.

And here's one of my own. This word has floored me since I was little.

Can the garbage collecter refuse my refuse?

Enjoy! Oh, and I just stuck the Little Women cover in because it's far and away my favorite book and Louisa May Alcott just knows how to use the English language.


Lauri said...

I love it! Thanks for the fun post! I'll be smiling all day. :)

Helen Hardt said...

I majored in French in college, and believe me, it's a much easier language than English. Fun post, Tanya!