Thursday, 26 January 2012

Thoroughly Thoughtful

Thoroughly Thoughtful

Whilst the list below is far from original, the aim of SNAIL is to eventually unite as many of the most intriguing, amusing and why not plain silly quirks and curiosities the English language has to offer us.

For this reason contributions in the spirit of SNAIL are more than welcome. Why not submit your favourites so that we can all enjoy them?

In the meantime, marvel once again at just how fiendishly twisted language learners must find our English pronunciation and spelling conventions. Or rather lack of them.

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.
8) 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?
22) I want it to be on record that I will record my Record.

Hotch Potch English: The SNAIL ~ 'Thoroughly Thoughtful'
Created & written by Sab Will
Copyright 2012 Sab Will / Hotch Potch English ~ The Unique English Language Website

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