Why English is so hard to learn

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.

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?

**From Bits & Pieces

7 Responses to “Why English is so hard to learn”

  1. Andy Says:

    So what’s the problem Mr. Mayor? I understood each and every sentence. Maybe I should receive a four year sentence at the Mitcheville jail for challenging this. I mean, if I can lean on my knowledge of English with my lean body…And you being the powerful man that you are, it seems to me that you could probably lock me up in the pen with a stroke of a pen.

    Seriously…As you know, my eldest son is a Chinese Linguist. You should hear some of the funny junk he tells me. It’s like something from “Good Engrish Week.”

  2. nancy Says:

    phonograms…my favorite is the MONSTER, ough; /sounds like/, /o//ew//uff//off//aw//ow/

  3. J.M. Heinrichs Says:

    … now do it in French.


  4. nancy Says:

    can’t, but I can say.., o, ew, uff, off, aw, ow, bing, bang walla-walla, bing-bang….. :)

  5. J.M. Heinrichs Says:

    That was the Witch Doctor …


  6. nancy Says:

    funny:) who knew muppet was a second language?

  7. nancy Says:

    e, sounds like this..e,y,ee,ea,ey ie,ei
    wum-ba, wum-ba waaay


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