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ENGLISH IS A CRAZY LANGUAGE!

Postby As Annoying As Quasimodo » Fri, 20 Jan 2006 2:48 am

There is no egg in eggplant nor ham in hamburger; neither apple nor
pine in pineapple...
English muffins were not invented in England or French
fries in France.
Sweetmeats are candies, while sweetbreads, which aren't sweet,
are meat.

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?

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, two indices? Is cheese the plural of choose?

If teachers taught, why didn't preachers praught? If a vegetarian eats
vegetables, what does a humanitarian eat?

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? Park on driveways and drive on parkways?

How can a slim chance and a fat chance be the same, while a wise man
and a wise guy are opposites?
How can the weather be hot as hell one day and cold as hell another?

When a house burns up, it burns down. You fill in a form by filling it
out, and an alarm clock goes off by going on.

When the stars are out, they are visible, but when the lights are out,
they are invisible. And why, when I wind up my watch, I start it, but when I wind up this essay, I end it.

:)

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Postby may4 » Fri, 20 Jan 2006 3:01 am

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zen zen wakarinai

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Postby madwolfie » Fri, 20 Jan 2006 1:15 pm

by the way may4, it is "zen zen wakaranai" ... :)

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Postby Quasimodo » Fri, 20 Jan 2006 5:44 pm

madwolfie wrote:by the way may4, it is "zen zen wakaranai" ... :)


Yes, but may4 is whacked in the head, so what's the diff? :)
One in the hand is worth two of something

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Postby Plavt » Fri, 20 Jan 2006 8:11 pm

Translated into English it means she did not understand at all
Zen Zen = not at all.
wakaranai = did not understand.

But then there doesn' t seem to much she does understand........


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Postby k1w1 » Fri, 20 Jan 2006 8:41 pm

Where are you from, May4?

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Postby vaishali » Sat, 21 Jan 2006 12:40 am

I thought she was leaving the forums!?
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There is no spoon. 8)

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Postby may4 » Sat, 21 Jan 2006 1:29 am

I am still alive. Not to be so worried by words wakaranai, wakarinai
or wakari masen cause most of the time my hubby allows me to makes
some mistake as long it making sense. but very sure it should be
wakari + nai.

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Postby Quasimodo » Sat, 21 Jan 2006 6:43 am

vaishali wrote:I thought she was leaving the forums!?


So she had promised - too many ang moh dogs here that she and her husband dislike - but she has proven once again that that bad smell one sometimes finds lurking in the sewage system is everpresent.
One in the hand is worth two of something


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