Tuesday, January 25, 2011
It Does Make You Wonder...!
You know, the English language can be very strange!
It's no wonder that many folks have a lot of trouble trying to learn English!
Many things about it have puzzled me over the years. For example:
We have some words that are spelled the same, but have totally different meanings, such as "pitcher," and different pronunciations, such as "lead." Some have different spellings but are pronounced the same, such as "two," "too" and "two."
And why are there words that have similar sounds but different spellings, such as "mnemonic gnomes never know pneumonia?"
Why is general information for privates and private information for generals?
Why is an advertising circular usually rectangular or square?
Why do we sit on a grandstand?
The cowboy said he was riding a quarter horse. What are the other three quarters?
Or was that its monetary value?
Why do pitted olives and prunes have no pits, but seeded watermelons have seeds?
And is a seeded bun in any way like a seeded tennis star?
How do you know if your olive oil is extra virgin, slightly virgin, or previously virgin?
And isn't being extra virgin akin to being extra pregnant?
And finally this disturbing thought: If a vegetarian eats only vegetables, what does a humanitarian eat?
Oh...we can't forget the ol' famous " If vegetable oil comes from vegetables, and corn oil comes from corn... where does baby oil come from?"
Just a few things to ponder on a rainy Tuesday! Cold and rainy...what a miserable combination! Guess it could be worse! It could be ice and snow! Now there is a miserable combination for ya!
Let's have some coffee in the kitchen! I forget...how long until Spring?