Thursday, July 10, 2014

Crazy English

Crazy English Language!

Good morning my fellow Daybreakers.  I thought I would share some interesting things about our English language.  Some would say that English is a crazy language.  Anyone who has learned another language would probably agree.  So, here are some examples… 

There is no egg in eggplant, nor ham in hamburger; neither apple nor pine in pineapple. English muffins weren't invented in England or French fries in France.

We take English for granted. But if we explore its paradoxes, we find that quicksand works slowly, boxing rings are square and a guinea pig is neither from Guinea nor is it a pig.

So, if the plural of tooth is teeth, why isn't the plural of booth, beeth?  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 a vegetarian eats vegetables, what does a humanitarian eat?   Who invented the English language, were they verbally insane? 

In what language do people recite at a play and play at a recital?  Why do we ship by truck and send cargo by ship?

How can a slim chance and a fat chance be the same, while a wise man and a wise guy are opposites?  You have to marvel at a language in which an alarm goes off by going on. English was invented by people, not computers, and it reflects the creativity of the human race, which, of course, is not a race at all.

That is why, when the stars are out, they are visible, but when the lights are out, they are invisible.  And one other thing, why do we have noses that run and feet that smell?

And that is the bottom of our news on this Friday, July 11, 2014.

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