8/29/2007

SUBJECTIVITIS

The librarian told me that the books at the left were not a good selection to take along with me to the beach. I wonder why?


I had the toughest time of my life when I was a senior in high school. First I got angina pectoris, and then arteriosclerosis. Just as I was recovering from these, I got tuberculosis, double pneumonia and appendicitis, followed by tonsillectomy. These gave way to aphasia and hypertrophic cirrhosis. Then, I don't know, there was diabetes, rheumatism and neuritis. I don't know how I pulled through it.

Just let me tell you it was the hardest spelling test I've ever had.



Is it any wonder then why the English language is so hard to learn...?


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

We must polish the Polish furniture.

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.

I did not object to the object.

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.

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

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?

(The image of the books was borrowed from Miss Cellania . The "Spelling" paragraph was borrowed from a very funny man, Hoss.)

No.61

4 comments:

Jack K. said...

It is indeed a wonder how any of us learn English.

Serena Joy said...

Just goes to show what a maze the English language can be even to those who have spoken it from the cradle.

Hale McKay said...

Then you throw in all the various regional dialects.......

Serena Joy said...

Yeah. It's amazing that we can all speak and understand each other.:)