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    Why we must forgive...

    For those with issues with the english language, you are right:

    REASONS THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE IS HARD TO LEARN


    The bandage was wound around the wound.
    The farm was used to produce produce.
    The dump was so full that it had to refuse more refuse.
    We must polish the Polish furniture.
    He could lead if he would get the lead out.
    The soldier decided to desert his dessert in the desert.

    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.
    When shot at, the dove dove into the bushes.
    I did not object to the object.
    The insurance was invalid for the invalid.
    There was a row among the oarsmen about how to row.
    They were too close to the door to close it.
    The buck does funny things when the does are present.
    A seamstress and a sewer fell down into a sewer line.

    To help with planting, the farmer taught his sow to sow.
    The wind was too strong to wind the sail.
    After a number of injections my jaw got number.
    Upon seeing the tear in the painting, I shed a tear.
    I had to subject the subject to a series of tests.
    How can I intimate this to my most intimate friend?
    Let's face it - English is a crazy language.

    There is no egg in eggplant, nor ham in hamburger; neither apple or pine in pineapple.

    English muffins weren't invented in England, and French fries aren't French. 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, 2 indices? One mouse, two mice,
    so why is the plural of house not hice?

    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? We ship by truck and send cargo by ship? We have noses that run and feet that smell? 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.

    #2
    Love it or leave it you pinko commie terrorist sympathizing foreigner! If you can't speak English than get the hell out! USA! USA! USA!

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      #3
      Originally posted by Yrkoon9
      Love it or leave it you pinko commie terrorist sympathizing foreigner! If you can't speak English than get the hell out! USA! USA! USA!
      I can feel the love....stop it, perv.

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        #4
        Not many people know that Melville Dewey, the man responsible for how libraries now organize their pornography, was also an impassioned spelling reformist. Here's a quote from the man:

        "Speling skolars agree that we hav the most unsyentifik, unskolarli, illojikal & wasteful speling ani languaj ever ataind."

        Dude even changed his name to Melvil Dui for a while.

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          #5
          The plural of "booth" SHOULD be "beeth." Say it a few times out loud. I defy you not to giggle.
          I dork harder than any of you can imagine.

          - Hedgehoney

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            #6
            Originally posted by Repulsive Monkey
            Not many people know that Melville Dewey, the man responsible for how libraries now organize their pornography, was also an impassioned spelling reformist. Here's a quote from the man:

            "Speling skolars agree that we hav the most unsyentifik, unskolarli, illojikal & wasteful speling ani languaj ever ataind."

            Dude even changed his name to Melvil Dui for a while.

            You need a life.

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              #7
              Japanese is a far harder language to acquire.

              You want to complain about homonyms? The Kanji ideograms can be pronounced so many different ways, it's not even funny, depending on the context in which they are used. And if you want to be able to read 90% of a newspaper, you have to learn 10,000 kanji characters!

              Not to mention your vocabulary and grammtical structure can change based on the authority of the person you're speaking with. :(

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                #8
                Originally posted by samurai_steve
                Japanese is a far harder language to acquire.

                You want to complain about homonyms? The Kanji ideograms can be pronounced so many different ways, it's not even funny, depending on the context in which they are used. And if you want to be able to read 90% of a newspaper, you have to learn 10,000 kanji characters!

                Not to mention your vocabulary and grammtical structure can change based on the authority of the person you're speaking with. :(

                * Slaps Steve on the head with a hibachi *

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Darth Ronin
                  You need a life.
                  It's ok, I save time by copying out passages that other people wrote and pasting them here. Oh wait a second, that's you.

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by Darth Ronin
                    * Slaps Steve on the head with a hibachi *

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by Repulsive Monkey
                      It's ok, I save time by copying out passages that other people wrote and pasting them here. Oh wait a second, that's you.
                      Damn right !!
                      Wudang nutrider.

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                        #12

                        Ok...

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                          #13
                          Yall.

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by Osiris
                            My problem, is with AMERICAN'S, who can't "speak" the damn language. Or right it properly.
                            Write*

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                              #15
                              As a friend of mine once said:
                              " you speach good canada".

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