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English Is So Confusing

Postby Strong Eagle » Thu, 16 Jun 2005 6:12 pm

Just think of the letters 'ough'. They get sounded all sorts of ways.

Cough - rhymes with off
Though - rhymes with oh
Through - rhymes with moo
Bough - rhymes with wow
Tough - rhymes with stuff

And a few more:

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?

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Postby stefania » Thu, 16 Jun 2005 7:41 pm

Another one:

If the plural of mouse is mice and louse is lice, then why isn't the plural of house, hice?

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Postby Guest » Thu, 16 Jun 2005 8:01 pm

Joke rhymes with poke as in don't poke a joke!!

Men rhymes with ten as in I worked with men and they were all ten :lol:

Fish rhymes with dish as in fish makes a nice dish :D

Love rhymes with shove as in love them and not only leave them but also shove them (somewhere where they cannot be found again!) :D :D

English rhymes with Singlish as in they say they speak English when they really mean Singlish :lol:

Weather rhymes with heather as in when the weather is nice we might visit your aunt Heather :wink:

The list is never ending and it can become totally mind bending if I don't stop now :lol: :lol:

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Postby Seriously » Thu, 16 Jun 2005 9:27 pm

When talking about the plural of a computer mouse, would you use "mice" or "mouses". I.e. I sometimes use both my computer mouses? That sounds awful. Yet fill in "mice" and it's just as bad.

How?

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Postby Strong Eagle » Thu, 16 Jun 2005 9:48 pm

I'd always use mice. Makes everybody laugh, as in, "We just got a shipment of wireless mice today."

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Postby stefania » Fri, 17 Jun 2005 9:03 am

Yeah, my friend went looking at hice yesterday.

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Postby Curiously » Fri, 17 Jun 2005 9:23 am

Phoa, even wireless mices sounds better than the other 2 options. Yeah, I'm going to go for that. Bet you next year all of Sim Lim will be talking about Logitech mices. :)

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Postby Fuz182 » Fri, 17 Jun 2005 9:23 am

The thing about Islam is, you're allowed more than one Spouse if you're a man, so in essence, if you do have more than one Spouse, You'll have Spice!

Double Entendre anybody?
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Postby Strong Eagle » Fri, 17 Jun 2005 10:57 am

Curiously wrote:Phoa, even wireless mices sounds better than the other 2 options. Yeah, I'm going to go for that. Bet you next year all of Sim Lim will be talking about Logitech mices. :)


And then, someone will accuse them of speaking Singlish!! :shock:

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Postby Guest » Fri, 17 Jun 2005 11:57 am

Hahaha!! Right SE. And then someone is going to flame the crap out of him for not minding his own business, and where does he get off stealing all Singaporean jobs and women anyway! :lol:

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Postby ksl » Fri, 17 Jun 2005 12:49 pm

Fuz182 wrote:The thing about Islam is, you're allowed more than one Spouse if you're a man, so in essence, if you do have more than one Spouse, You'll have Spice!

Double Entendre anybody?
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Dats wery nice, to have many hises, wif many spices in, me finks!
But Islams hises arn't so nices, wif spices, ya can't lookses!


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