English language lunacy

This weekend, I’m living it up at Port Douglas (a small, beautiful coastal town in North Queensland) for a friend’s wedding so, alas, I don’t have time to write a thoughtful, considered post. Instead, I thought I’d share with you this English language lunacy that I received in an email forward from my father-in-law. Hope it gives you a giggle.
Is English easy?

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) Upon seeing the tear in the painting I shed a tear..

19) I had to subject the subject to a series of tests.

20) How can I intimate this to my most intimate friend?Β 



Filed under English language, Just for fun, Writing

10 responses to “English language lunacy

  1. Isn’t the English language fun – yay

  2. English is indeed a strange language, and while I take it for granted that I know my English, I don’t envy anyone having to learn it as a second language! Especially not if they’re adults when learning.

  3. Fun post! Have a great time at the wedding, and let’s just hope the police won’t have to conduct a raid because of any wild wedding guest conduct πŸ™‚

  4. Hahaha! I’ve received this one before, and this type of thing always makes me incredibly glad that English is my first language!
    Hope the wedding was lovely πŸ™‚

  5. Something like this reminds me to be impressed by just how many people around the globe learn English as a second language.

  6. OMG, I love all the dual meanings here. This is great! I had no idea that there were so many.

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