The Trouble With English

I found this floating around on the Internet and thought it would be entertaining for word nerds. 🙂

Why Foreigners Have Trouble With English

And you wonder why foreigners have trouble with the English language. (From Pat Brentani of the Boston BBS.)

– The bandage was wound around the wound.

– The farm was used to produce produce.

– The dump was so full that it had to refuse more refuse.

– He could lead if he would get the lead out.

– The soldier decided to desert his dessert in the desert.

– Since there is no time like the present, he thought it was time to present the present.

– A bass was painted on the head of the bass drum.

– When shot at, the dove dove into the bushes.

– A seamstress and a sewer fell down into a sewer line.

– The insurance was invalid for the invalid.

– There was a row among the oarsmen about how to row.

– They were too close to the door to close it.

– The buck does funny things when the does are present.

– To help with planting, the farmer taught his sow to sow.

– The wind was too strong to wind the sail.

– After a number of injections my jaw got number.

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

– I had to subject the subject to a series of tests.

– How can I intimate this to my most intimate friend?

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