Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Reasons Why The English Language Is Difficult To Learn

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?

And don't forget:
22. That depends on what the meaning of the word is is.


  1. Amazing, isn't it? LOVE THIS LIST!! I might have to steal it. ;-D Love your site, Cheryl....

    Meg Mims

  2. I also love that collection of teapots photo!! I'm an avid Tea Room visitor. :-) Meg

  3. Thank you, Meg! I took a hiatus for a knee surgery and recovery and I'm praying I didn't lose too many visitors. Thanks for dropping by - I appreciate it.

    I always always have a pot of tea on my sideboard. Just made fresh and am drinking a cup right now. I have a collection of teapot and cups.

    I was just thinking it's time to change that header above for something Easter-ish, but I like the teapots too.

  4. I must tender some tender praise for that list, Cheryl! It gave me a smile this morning.

  5. That's a great list there. I work part-time for an adult literacy organization and this list gives good examples of how hard our language to learn.

    Praying your knee recovery goes well.

  6. Thanks so much, Carla! I'm doing great. I can do much more than I could before the surgery and my limitations are small compared to constant pain.