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    English is really confusing...

    hi frnds i said english is confusing for a few reasons.They are given below here. Read dem and njoy.

    We'll begin with a box, and the plural is boxes;
    but the plural of ox became oxen not oxes.
    One fowl is a goose, but two are called geese,
    yet the plural of moose should never be meese.

    You may find a lone mouse or a nest full of mice;
    yet the plural of house is houses, not hice.
    If the plural of man is always called men,
    why shouldn't the plural of pan be called pen?

    If I spoke of my foot and show you my feet,
    and I give you a boot, would a pair be called beet?

    If one is a tooth and a whole set are teeth,
    why shouldn't the plural of booth be called beeth?

    Then one may be that, and three would be those,
    yet hat in the plural would never be hose,
    and the plural of cat is cats, not cose.

    We speak of a brother and also of brethren,
    but though we say mother we never say methren.
    Then the masculine pronouns are he, his and him,
    but imagine the feminine, she, shis and shim.

    Now say me frnds. Am i not rite? is the english not confusing u all?

    have a gr8 day

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    c these lines.....

    still not nough of proofs? read these few lines blow...

    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) There is no time like the present, he said it was time to present the present.

    8. At the Army base, a bass was painted on the head of a 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 Novocain 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?

    22) I spent last evening evening out a pile of dirt.

    Is this enough?????? atleast now plz say this english confusing or not?

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    Let's face it

    here is no egg in eggplant nor ham in hamburger; neither apple nor pine In pineapple.

    English muffins weren't invented in England.

    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?

    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?

    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?

    How can a slim chance and a fat chance be the same, while a wise man and a wiseguy are opposites?

    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.

    If Dad is Pop, how come! Mom isn't Mop?

    GO FIGURE! That's American English.

    unlike Sanskrit english made its own rules of pronounciation & Grammar in a different way based on the words derivated from

    example CH is pronounced as ka wen the word is derived from greek example
    character = karakter
    CH is pronounced as sha wen the word is from french
    ex champagne,chateau

    similarly with singulars & plurals.

    I think this is more than enough to say u wat i think of english??

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    but it is in demand so one has to learn it despite of the confusions it has..

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    hi terminator....

    ya man u r rite...

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