Friday, August 14, 2009

Things that make you go....HMMMMM!!!

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(Surprise!).

Sweetmeats are candies while sweetbreads, which aren't sweet, are meat.

Quicksand works slowly, boxing rings are square and a guinea pig is neither from Guinea or 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?

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? Is it an odd, or an end?

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?

How can you put something in a car and call it a shipment but send it by ship and it's called cargo? 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 wise guy 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.

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.

P.S. - Why doesn't "Buick" rhyme with "quick


  1. Oh. my. head! You are making me think way too hard!!

    Great post!!

  2. Wow! Very clever....loved it! :0)

  3. Did you come up with this? If so, there is more of you that I'd like to get to know. How creative! May I add one? Why is a toothbrush not called a teethbrush?

  4. Or why do we wear a "pair" of pants instead of just a pant? This reminds me of George Carlin :)

    This was good, QueenBee!

  5. Oh please stop!
    My head hurts....
    Did you sit there and come up with these???

  6. This is funny and I couldn't help but smile at it. The english language is a mess. No wonder folks have such a hard time learning it...even natives! :-)