Monday, April 12, 2010


Hello.  I enjoyed this one and thought you might also.............Larry

*You think English is easy???

*Read to the end . . a new twist** *

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?

Let's face it - English is a crazy language.

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 . Sweetmeats are candies while sweetbreads, which aren't

sweet, are meat.

We take English for granted. But if we explore its paradoxes, we

find that quicksand can work slowly, boxing rings are square and a

guinea pig is neither from Guinea nor is it a pig..


**You lovers of the English language might enjoy this .

There is a two-letter word that perhaps has more meanings than any

other two-letter word, and that is *_'UP'_*

**It's easy to understand *_UP_, meaning toward the sky or at the

top of the list, but when we awaken in the morning, why do we

wake _UP_ ? At a meeting, why does a topic come _UP_ ? Why do we

speak _UP_ and why are the officers _UP_ for election and why is

it _UP_ to the secretary to write _UP_ a report ?

We call _UP_ our friends. And we use it to brighten _UP_ a room,

polish _UP_ the silver; we warm _UP_ the leftovers and

clean _UP_ the kitchen. We lock _UP_ the house and some guys

fix _UP_ the old car. At other times the little word has real

special meaning. People stir _UP_ trouble, line _UP_ for tickets,

work _UP_ an appetite, and think UP excuses.. To be dressed is one

thing, but to be dressed UP is special.

And this _UP_ is confusing: A drain must be opened _UP _because it

is stopped UP. We open _UP_ a store in the morning but we close

it _UP_ at night. *

We seem to be pretty mixed *_UP_ about _UP. _ To be knowledgeable

about the proper uses of _UP_, look the word _UP_ in the dictionary.

In a desk-sized dictionary, it takes _UP _almost 1/4th of the page

and can add _UP_ to about thirty definitions. If you are _UP_ to

it, you might try building _UP_ a list of the many ways _UP_ is

used. It will take _UP_ a lot of your time, but if you don't

give _UP_, you may wind _UP_ with a hundred or more. When it

threatens to rain, we say it is clouding _UP_ .. When the sun comes

out we say it is clearing _UP_ ...*

**When it rains, it wets the earth and often messes things** **_UP._* *

When it doesn't rain for awhile, things dry *_UP_.*

**One could go on and on, but I'll wrap it *_UP_ , for now my time

is _UP_ , is time to shut _UP_ !

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