And why is it that writers write but fingers don't fing, grocers don't groce and hammers don't ham? If the plural of tooth is teeth, why isn't the plural of booth, beeth? One goose, 2 geese. So one moose, 2 meese? One index, 2 indices? 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 English speakers should be committed to an asylum for the verbally insane. In what 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 wise guy 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.
That our background and circumstances
May have influenced who we are, but,
We are responsible for who we become.
That you can do something in an instant
That will give you heartache for life.
That maturity has more to do with what types of experiences you've had
And what you've learned from them and less to do with how many birthdays you've celebrated.
That credentials on the wall
Do not make you a decent human being.
That the people you care about
Most in life are taken from you too soon.
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I try to believe three impossible things a day!! All in English, of course!!
We drive on a parkway, and park in a driveway!!
Maturity is over-rated, and not half-as-much fun as immaturity!
Was a changeling's son from Mars.
He learnt his songs
From the Cosmic Throngs
And played them on a Fender guitar - Oh yeah.
If you're from Sunderland mud rhymes with foodStottieCake wrote:Flammable or inflammable?
Blood rhymes with mud and
Food rhymes with dude
fools talk because they have to say something.
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my wife saw that my hands were sore as cutting all of the jigsaw peices with the jigsaw had made them sore
would i like some relief from the wood sawing she asked
i saw that she cared and my blood pressure was soaring as i was sawing
so my jigsaw never completed my jigsaw