Thursday, July 27, 2006

the english language is a funny thing

English Language Confused?? No wonder its hard to learn

This is worth a read
Can you read these right the first time?

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) Upon seeing the tear in the painting I shed a tear.
19) I had to subject the subject to a series of tests.
20) How can I intimate this to my most intimate friend?

17 Comments:

Blogger Hannah said...

Yay - I figured out how to post without letting people comment...I'm such a slow blog learner

Thu Jul 27, 12:11:00 PM  
Blogger RodeoClown said...

That's cool :)

Re: these words - I actually had to stop and think on some of them to see that they were spelt the same (does and does for instance, they look different to me when I read that sentence. I guess it's all about context.

Thu Jul 27, 12:26:00 PM  
Blogger Nixter said...

slow and steady wins the race?!??

Rodeo it's the emphasis and way you say it too, I read (not reed) a few of them incorrectly and then if I thought to much about it I couldn't get the correct word out. I have some other good ones, I will post laters.

Thu Jul 27, 12:33:00 PM  
Blogger Ruth said...

Love it Nixter.


Sadly the long comments post has disappeared from your page - I added another comment there this morning to make it even again!

Thu Jul 27, 01:09:00 PM  
Blogger Nixter said...

I made it 75 ;)

Thu Jul 27, 01:11:00 PM  
Blogger RodeoClown said...

Ruth, if you look at the archives you can see it again :)

Thu Jul 27, 01:22:00 PM  
Blogger Ruth said...

I'm onto you girl!

Thu Jul 27, 01:46:00 PM  
Blogger Ruth said...

I love 8 best.

Thu Jul 27, 01:46:00 PM  
Blogger Nixter said...

lol Ruth.

Thu Jul 27, 01:49:00 PM  
Blogger Joanna said...

They're hilarious Nixter!

I too tripped up on the bass :-)

Thu Jul 27, 04:00:00 PM  
Blogger jnibby said...

Thats wild...yeah I see your point the English language is a bit retarted.

Very funny though I liked 11.

Thu Jul 27, 04:29:00 PM  
Blogger Bron said...

"14) The buck does funny things when the does are present."

maybe I'm too tired, but that just made me laugh.

Fri Jul 28, 03:39:00 AM  
Blogger Nixter said...

No Bron - it is very funny. Glad you liked it and it made you smile ;)

Fri Jul 28, 09:48:00 AM  
Blogger Priscilla said...

God help all those who learn English as a second language!

I enjoyed reading those!

Fri Jul 28, 01:27:00 PM  
Blogger Tracy said...

Those were amazing. Where did you find them?

Fri Jul 28, 02:14:00 PM  
Blogger Nixter said...

Glad you liked them Priscilla.

I had them emailed to me Tracy, I have some others to post, might post them in a min ;)

Fri Jul 28, 02:24:00 PM  
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