Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Wacky Wednesday wonderings.....

Ain't life grand??? Just when you think you're winning, you're losing again. I was considering declaring it a "mental health day". Just recently the 'MHD' and "air quotes" have joined our official language and are now in the dictionaries. Go figure. Sooooo, do you speak 'english'? Let's hope so *VBS* Try these on for size as you read them outloud....LOL
1-The farm was used to produce produce. 2-The dump was so full it had to refuse fefuse. 3-We must polish the Polish furniture. 4-I had to subject the subject to a series of tests. 5-The insurance was invalid for the invalid. 6-Upon seeing a tear in the painting, I shed a tear. 7-I did not object to the object. 8-The soldier decided to desert his dessert in the desert. 9- Since there is no time like the present, he decided to present the present. 10-He could lead if he would get the lead out.
And since we're talking about words..why is it there is NO egg in eggplant? No ham in hamburger? And neither pine nor apple in a pineapple? And...if you have a bunch of odds and ends, and you get rid of all but ONE, what do you call it?
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15 comments:

Jeanne said...

LOL! Too funny, Finn. It's a wonder we learned to speak and understand English. *s*

Libby said...

Word fun is just the best *S*

Sherry said...

Your post exactly explains why Literacy Volunteers have such a hard time helping people learn to read! I had been a volunteer many years ago & there was one gentleman who could not get the concept of "b". . .as in "be" (be quiet), "bee" (as in bumble or honey), and "Bea" (as in one of Sarah, Duchess of York's daughters names). I must have spent 3 weeks trying to come up with different ways to explain that the same sound could mean so many different things. And I had never gotten to the present/present situation or the other ones that you list.

Have a wonderful day,

Sherry V.

Amelia said...

I have heard the English language is very hard to learn...this just proves it! Bbut it is still the language of the USA and I believe it should be spoken and written everywhere...so much for my opinion!

Amelia

Patti said...

No wonder it is so hard for foreigners to learn English, and so hard for us to learn to spell correctly. There is SO much in our language that is NOT logical and doesn't fit any pattern. Thanks for the chuckles - these are great. This is one reason why it bothers me so much when people say we shouldn't make any allowance for people here who don't speak English, and shouldn't have English as a Second Language classes in school - that if foreigners come here then they need to learn to speak English or to not bother to come. I've learned to bite my tongue but I still just steam inside!

So sorry it's a bad day for you - wishing you a better day from now on. I know I've not left you a comment for a LONG time, but I've been here reading nevertheless. I hope the same is true for you and you've just not been commenting much and haven't stopped reading my blog.

Sending lots of hugs - Patti

Myra said...

"And...if you have a bunch of odds and ends, and you get rid of all but ONE, what do you call it?"

LOL! Exactly that Finn! You call it, IT! 8-)
Happy stitchings!

Magpie Sue said...

Okay, now my head is spinning! Hope your mental health day works wonders for you :- )

Norma said...

My answer to getting rid of one "odds and ends"? Go buy another one so you have the right amount! There is a good reason for everything, right?

meggie said...

Perhaps the one, would become a scrap?
I like the idea of getting another, so you have the right amount.

Bobbie Bentneedle said...

If you have only one left from "Odds and Ends" then, of course, "It" would be "an Odd End!" (I wouldn't actually know because I have so many odds and ends that it'd take me a "coon's age" to get rid of them all!)

Quilt Memories said...

Well,Well, lots to think about.......BUT.........My brain can not digest all you have thrown out today. Mind boggling!!!! LOL Take care dear, feel better soon......Bobbin

Granny Lyn said...

I loved this blog, and even read it to Mr. Wonderful...

An odd end, and end of the odd, I don't know, I have NEVER had ONE of anything!

Quilting Journey said...

When I tell people about my Alaskan grandpa being a Finnish carpenter, I always add 'a Finnish finish carpenter' and they just look at me like I'm nuts. You wouldn't believe how many bloggers when told I'm half French and half Finnish have told me to check out Finn's blog because Finn's Finnish'.... !?!

andsewitis Holly said...

Love the picture, Finn. Hope your mental health day did the trick. "It" would be an odd or and end I would think.

FabricMom said...

That is so funny. Thanks for sharing.