Friday, March 14, 2008

Why is English hard to learn?

Found this funny compilation and felt it was quite interesting.

Twenty-one reasons why English is hard to learn:

1. The bandage was wound around the wound.

2. The farm was used to produce produce.

3. The dump was so full 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 was 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 on how to row.

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

14. The buck does funny things when 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. After a number of injections my jaw got number.

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

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

21. How can I intimate this to my most intimate friend?


  1. What a brilliant post!!! It reminded me of a speech which I gave as a kid in primary school, the title being “Why English is a funny language?”.

  2. hahaa.. reminds me of ABs dialog... of 'english is a bherry phunny language..."

  3. LOL!!! Reading this, I want to go back and watch the old Chupke Chupke -- what fun was that ...

  4. Ya, I know. When I see this list I keep wondering how we managed to learn this language without being put off by all these quirks.

  5. Nice post. It is quite a confusing language when you look at it this way, isn't it?:-D
    but that's the beauty of it?:-)