Tuesday, June 29, 2010

WHY IS ENGLISH STUPID?



Let’s face it

English is a stupid language

There is no egg in the eggplant

No ham in the hamburger

And neither pine nor apple in the pineapple.

English muffins were not invented in England

French Fries were not invented in France.

We sometimes take English for granted

But if we examine its paradoxes we find that

Quicksand takes you down slowly

Boxing rings are square

And a guinea pig is neither from Guinea nor is it a pig.

If writers write, how come fingers don’t fing

If the plural of tooth is teeth

Shouldn’t be the plural of phone booth be phone beeth?

If the teacher taught,

Why didn’t the preacher praught

If a vegetarian eats vegetables

What the heck does a humanitarian eat?

Why do people recite at a play?

Yet play at a recital?

Park on driveways and

Drive on parkways

How can be the weather is as hot as hell on one day

And as cold as hell on another

You have to marvel at the unique lunacy

Of a language where a house can burn up as

It burns down

And in which you fill in a form

By filling it out

And a bell is only heard once it goes!

English was invented by people not computers

And it reflects the creativity of the human race

(Which of course isn’t a race at all?)

That is why

When the stars are out they are visible

But when the lights are out they are invisible

And why is it that when I wind up my watch

It starts

But when I wind up this poem

It ends.


p.s pics from the web :)

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