Friday, 4 February 2011

No wonder.....

....the English Language is so difficult to learn........

We must polish the Polish furniture

The farm was used to produce produce

The dump was so full that it had to refuse refuse

The soldier decided to desert in the desert

This was not a good time to present the present

When shot at the dove dove into the bushes

The insurance was invalid for the invalid

The bandage was wound around the wound

There was a row amongst the oarsmen about how to row

They were to close to the door to close it

The wind was too strong to wind the sail

After a number of injections my jaw got number

The singer had to record the record

Will you be able to live through a live concert?

Happy weekend all!



  1. Wow that made my head spin! You are so right, English is a mad language. Thankfully I don't have to learn it. Phew!

    Happy weekend to you too!

  2. LOL! That's a brain twister! Love it!

  3. It does seem mad, doesn't it?! But maybe other languages have their difficulties too - don't eskimos have 200 words for snow or something?

  4. lol I work with quite a lot of foreign people and it always reminds me of how mad our language is as I try and explain things to them :-)

  5. Having taught little ones to read..I know how confusing it can be.Russian is one of the hardest languages to learn I believe.

  6. you are a clever thing! half of those i had never realised were the same thing until you put them into sentances...but my head is like a sieve! and was never very good with grammer!

    Have a lovely week end Vanessa and the bears xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx X xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  7. I completely agree, very difficult to learn, so much of it doesn't make any common sense. Hope you are having a wonderful day and a peaceful weekend.

  8. I think about this alot as my son has dyslexia. He really struggles and its not wonder with the English language the way it is!! xx

  9. Oooooo I now have scrambed eggs where my brain once lived!!! It does seem crazy x

  10. This is so true, it's ammazing that we can speak it or even read it at all!!

  11. Gosh you have me sitting here now thinking about what other words are the

  12. Wonderful word play! It's true, our language is so confusing - it's a wonder so many people learn to speak it! (And there are also all the words that sound the same but are spelt differently, like ruff and rough, or bough and bow (or do I mean bow as in tie?)I loved your post, it will have me thinking about words all weekend! Helen x

  13. This is brilliant and has got me thinking too! I'm at a stage with my daughter, who's nearly 4, of learning letters. We spend lots of time saying things like "B for Ball, C for Cat, M for Mia etc etc. But she's also said this week, "R for write", S for cinderella, K for queen", amongst others. Hmm, that's a whole different lesson! Funny language, but fascinating at the same time.

  14. Such a difficult language when you think about it! I speak German and always thought that was hard to learn!

  15. Have to agree with you. Well done on the post.
    I'm sure too that the soldier probably had dessert before he deserted from the desert.

  16. That is really funny, I had never realised before how confusing our language actually is. What is even stranger is that I understood every sentence, this must be a nightmare for people to learn. Thanks for sharing this with us, it was a very interesting lesson : ) xx

  17. Hi Vanessa,

    One of these sentences could have been mine :-)!

    A happy weekend to you!

    Lieve groet, Madelief

  18. These were hilarious...and also made me very relieved to have been born and raised in an English speaking country, so I didn't have to struggle with it in school. Just found your blog and absolutely love it--you have beautiful things and take beautiful photos!

  19. Hello, I am new around here, and I'll be sticking around. Yes the English Language is very strange. My 5 year old is alway, is saying that words do not sound the way they are spelt! Anyway I am love love love you beautiful blog, and I following xx

  20. Hahah! I'm Portuguese! Living in Ireland for the past 7 years and there's words I'll never get it!! Love ur blog and also have a Francis coffee mashine that I LoVe!! Funny! xxx


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