Wildy the Journeyman (into_the_wild) wrote,
Wildy the Journeyman
into_the_wild

:: English ::

:: English ::

Lets face it, English is a stupid language.

There is no egg in the eggplant.

No ham in the hamburger.

And neither pine nor apple in the pineapple.

 

English muffins were not invented in England.

French fries were not invented in France.

We sometimes take English for granted.

But if we examine its paradoxes--

 

We find that Quicksand takes you down slowly.

Boxing rings are square.

And a guinea pig is neither from Guinea nor is it a pig.

If writers write, how come fingers don't fing. I

f the plural of tooth is teeth, shouldn't the plural of phone booth be phone beeth?

If the teacher taught, Why didn't the preacher praught.

If a vegetarian eats vegetables What does a humanitarian eat!?

 

Why do people recite at a play Yet play at a recital?

You have to marvel at the unique lunacy

Of a language where a house can burn up as It burns down

And you fill in a form By filling it out

And a bell is only heard once it goes!

 

English was invented by people, not computers

And it reflects the creativity of the human race

(Which of course isn't a race at all)

That is why: When the stars are out they are visible

But when the lights are out they are invisible

And why it is that when I wind up my watch it starts

but when I wind up this poem it ends?

 

-- Anonymous --

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