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10-18-2002, 07:43 AM
From one of my friends on another forum:

Reasons why the English language is so 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 dessert in the desert.
7) Since there is no time like the present, he thought 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 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 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?

Scott Brunkhurst
10-18-2002, 09:48 AM
So it seems to me, the sow should be able to sew two seams too.


10-18-2002, 10:25 AM
Or consider:

Why do we drive on a parkway and park in a driveway?

Why are they called apartments when they're all stuck together?

10-19-2002, 12:30 AM
Why are they called buildings when they're already built?

10-26-2002, 05:00 PM
You know, I read through that entire list,and had know trouble with pronounciation.

Scott Brunkhurst
11-08-2002, 10:00 AM
I'm not sure I'm content with the content of this thread.


John Loftus
11-09-2002, 04:56 AM
You here, you hear, their heir say, "there, there, they're there".

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12-13-2002, 11:03 PM
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12-14-2002, 04:21 AM
Occasionally I wonder what happens with people with too much idle time...I now have a possible answer...or...is this a case of higher education run amok... graemlins/crazy.gif

I'm losing it...Can you tell me where the can is before I... graemlins/pukeface.gif

So much for four years of college...yikes... graemlins/nonod.gif