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The Turth Behind English

Post by Doctor Inferno on 15th November 2008, 3:13 am

There is no egg in the eggplant.

No ham in the hamburger.

And neither pine nor apple in the pineapple.

English muffins were not invented in England.

And French fries were not invented in France.



We sometimes take English for granted.

But if we examine its paradoxes we find that

Quicksand takes you down slowly,

Boxing rings are square

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



If writers write, how come fingers don't fing?

If the plural of tooth is teeth,

Shouldn't the plural of phone booth be phone beeth?

If the teacher taught,

Why didn't the preacher praught?



If a vegetarian eats vegetables,

What the heck does a humanitarian eat?

Why do people recite at a play,

Yet play at a recital?

Park on driveways and

Drive on parkways?

How can the weather be as hot as hell on one day

And as cold as hell on another?



You have to marvel at the unique lunacy

Of a language where a house can burn up as

It burns down.

And in which you fill in a form,

By filling it out.

And a bell is only heard once it goes!



English was invented by people, not computers.

And it reflects the creativity of the human race.

(Which of course isn't a race at all)



That is why,

When the stars are out, they are visible

But when the lights are out, they are invisible

And it's why when I wind up my watch,

It starts.

But when I wind up this poem,

It ends.


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Re: The Turth Behind English

Post by Sir $wat on 15th November 2008, 3:51 am

beautiful...

well said



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Re: The Turth Behind English

Post by TeReX on 15th November 2008, 5:29 am

lol the phone beeth made me laugh

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Re: The Turth Behind English

Post by Chosen1 on 15th November 2008, 5:51 am

Ha how true

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Post by ocean.bluex on 15th November 2008, 10:26 am

Haha i like this post

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Re: The Turth Behind English

Post by Agent Cosmic on 16th November 2008, 2:47 am

I like this poem.




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Re: The Turth Behind English

Post by fatguy on 16th November 2008, 10:04 am

Would sound better if it rhyme

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Re: The Turth Behind English

Post by gloriafairy on 19th November 2008, 12:38 am

lol great

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