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08 April 2013 @ 10:15 pm
Random English Wordplay  
I swear this is relevant to my paper that I'm typing out for one of my classes. But I was so amused that I decided to post this in my journal to humor those who are reading my entries in the event they needed something to laugh about :3

WORDPLAY
How confusing is English to learn? Try on these sentences for size.
1. We have to polish the Polish furniture.
2. How can he lead if he can’t get the lead out?
3. A skilled farmer sure can produce a lot of produce.
4. The dump was so full it had to refuse refuse.
5. The soldier decided to desert his dessert in the desert.
6. No time like the present to present the present.
7. A small-mouthed bass was painted on the big bass drum.
8. The white dove dove down into Dover.
9. I spent all of last evening evening out the pile.
10. That poor invalid, his insurance was invalid.
11. The bandage was wound around the wound.
12. They were much too close to the door to close it.
13. That buck sure does some odd things around the does.
14. The absent-minded sewer fell down into the sewer.
15. You sow! You’ll reap what you sow!
16. The wind was way too strong to wind the sail.
17. After a number of injections, my jaw finally got number.
18. If you don’t object to the object, I would like to subject the subject to a series of subjective objectives.
- Taken from page 468 of Uncle John's Unstoppable Bathroom Reader

On an entirely different and random note, THE DUCKS ARE BACK! Though I am a little concerned since only the female came back and there is no sign of the male black duck...
 
 
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kaitousesshakaitousessha on April 9th, 2013 02:38 am (UTC)
ah, yes. English can be pretty ridiculous sometimes.

(i actually didn't have any trouble reading the sentences ^^;;)
corlee1289: Studyingcorlee1289 on April 9th, 2013 02:43 am (UTC)
Nor did I, when I first encountered reading it.

But I do believe that those who are not native English and those who's first language is not English may find it a bit challenging and confusing to understand the words.

Unless you know implicitly what the words are based on the sentence structure and can derive the meaning of it, it will be a very difficult feat to do. Since English is so ridiculous, the word with the same spelling can literally have 10 different meanings depending on the context it is in and even perhaps read/said differently.

Such is the basis of my paper that I'm having so much fun writing <3 Alas, this is the fun awesome paper that I'm writing, I still have another one that is long and tedious to write...

MY EXAMS START NEXT WEEK! NOOO!! *sobs*
Machan: MasakiJunmarszz on April 9th, 2013 02:40 am (UTC)
I don't know why but I enjoyed reading this. :)
corlee1289: HnA M5 SP 2 [2010.08.26] Junmiya rapecorlee1289 on April 9th, 2013 02:46 am (UTC)
I'm glad you found it amusing to read <3

There's another one that I plan on posting, but I'll need to post it at a different time since I can't seem to remember where it was from :3
Machan: arashicmarszz on April 9th, 2013 04:18 pm (UTC)
Ooohhh.. will wait for it. :)
nijuyokkanijuyokka on April 9th, 2013 04:03 am (UTC)
XD.. Yes as an non-native english speaker, i felt it very amusing, and somehow pretty chalanging to read~

and i have to admit lil bit confusing..
Yumi: Arashi - Looking for troubleshouri_yumi on April 9th, 2013 08:02 am (UTC)
lol this is really interesting to a non English speaker like me XD
chibimuichibimui on April 9th, 2013 10:12 pm (UTC)
Oh English. I honestly find it the most confusing language I know, and if it wasn't my first language I don't think I'd ever be able to learn it.
showjuro: FINALLY. OHNO KISSED JUN.showjuro on April 10th, 2013 02:17 am (UTC)
Lol, this is interesting XD
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