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English???

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 48yrs • F •
A CTL of 1 means that brann22 is a contributing member of Captain Cynic.
English???
We'll begin with a box, and the plural is boxes;
but the plural of ox became oxen not oxes.
One fowl is a goose, but two are called geese,
yet the plural of moose should never be meese.
You may find a lone mouse or a nest full of mice;
yet the plural of house is houses, not hice.

If the plural of man is always called men,
why shouldn't the plural of pan be called pen?
If I spoke of my foot and show you my feet,
and I give you a boot, would a pair be called beet?
If one is a tooth and a whole set are teeth,
why shouldn't the plural of booth be called beeth?

Then one may be that, and three would be those,
yet hat in the plural would never be hose,
and the plural of cat is cats, not cose.
We speak of a brother and also of brethren,
but though we say mother, we never say methren.

Then the masculine pronouns are he, his and him,
but imagine the feminine, she, shis and shim.


Some other reasons to be grateful if you grew up speaking English:

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) At the Army base, a bass was painted on the head of
a bass drum.
9) When shot at, the dove dove into the bushes.
10) I did not object to the object.
11) The insurance was invalid for the invalid.
12) There was a row among the oarsmen about how to row.
13) They were too close to the door to close it.
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 Novocain 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?
22) I spent last evening evening out a pile of dirt.


Screwy pronunciations can mess up your mind! For
example...

If you have a rough cough, climbing can be tough when going through the bough on a tree!

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.

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?

Doesn't it seem crazy that you can make amends but
not one amend?

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 folks who grew up speaking English 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 wiseguy 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.

If Dad is Pop, how's come Mom isn't Mop?

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"Why try so hard to fit in when you were born to stand out!!"
 44yrs • M •
A CTL of 1 means that wesdawgy is a contributing member of Captain Cynic.
This had me laughing for awhile!! Isn't it all so true though? Thanks for the laugh!!

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"I'd like to say something profound....."SOMETHING PROFOUND""
 48yrs • F •
A CTL of 1 means that brann22 is a contributing member of Captain Cynic.
It is true and its time to learn a diff. lang. I think we must be pretty smart to get all that crap down as kids!

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"Why try so hard to fit in when you were born to stand out!!"
 46yrs • M •
SubstanceD is new to Captain Cynic and has less than 15 posts. New members have certain restrictions and must fill in CAPTCHAs to use various parts of the site.
That was awsome thank you. But maybe the language is the reason that most americans only know one. Maybe the mountain looks too tall.

What do you call a person who knows one language?

AN AMERICAN

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"No random actions, none not based on underlying principles."
 48yrs • F •
A CTL of 1 means that brann22 is a contributing member of Captain Cynic.
SubstanceD
Whatever buddy. I know 2 and Im learning another one. If you want to work in a big city, you need to know diff. lang. Hello smart ass, how many lang. do you know?
And these Spanish people that they put up in the drivethru at Wendys or any fast food place that dont know english (non-american) need to freakin learn it. -Nothing against spanish-my boyfriend is latino---
Besides, you speak english, its not only American and this was not a pro american thing. Just something cute.

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"Why try so hard to fit in when you were born to stand out!!"
 34yrs • F •
A CTL of 1 means that Ana Rpo is a contributing member of Captain Cynic.
Did you read it complete 'cuz it was very long

But anyway, the part that I read was hillarious

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"In the sea of ilutions and frustations that life is, some swim and some drown"
 44yrs • M •
A CTL of 1 means that wesdawgy is a contributing member of Captain Cynic.
Lmao, here you go getting all worked up again Brann....he he he

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"I'd like to say something profound....."SOMETHING PROFOUND""
 35yrs • F •
A CTL of 1 means that Chrissie2006 is a contributing member of Captain Cynic.
These are great... I love the plural of Moose is Meese. I say that all the time. And houses should definaly be Hice

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"Dont complain that roses have thorns. Instead, be thankful that thorns have roses."
 34yrs • F •
A CTL of 1 means that Ana Rpo is a contributing member of Captain Cynic.
Well, now I read it complete and it was more than funny.

Brann excellent work

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