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A Play With The English Language

Posted by cotojo on October 16, 2007

This makes fun of the English language and pronunciation.  

Read the following out loud:

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.

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

The insurance was invalid for the invalid.

How can I intimate this to my most intimate friend?

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 my clothes I shed a tear.
 
We wonder why it is so hard to learn English!!!!
 

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12 Responses to “A Play With The English Language”

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  2. cotojo said

    Sandy – Thanks for dropping by 🙂

    Yes wordplay can be great fun, and somewhere I do have a few more…..I’ll have to dig them out lol.

    I do have this one posted a while ago – Owed To A SpellChequer 🙂

    Colin

  3. Good one! This kind of wordplay is fun.

    Have you ever seen the paragraph full of misspellings and missing letters that is nonetheless intelligible? It’s crazy what’s possible with our language and our minds.

  4. cotojo said

    Winston – Thank you my friend 🙂

    Always good to see you here 🙂

    Colin

  5. winston said

    Ah thanks for this too. Your posts on such issues rock.

  6. cotojo said

    Diane – Thank you for dropping by 🙂

    English is a strange language really, not sure if other languages have the same problems, but would imagine that some must have 🙂

    Colin

  7. cotojo said

    Lisa – Thank you 🙂

    That’s the idea, read it out loud LOL

    Colin

  8. Diane said

    Very good! It must be so difficult to learn English. I wonder if other languages have the same problems.

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  10. Sophiagurl said

    haha nice one Colin. a little tongue-twister if you try saying it out loud. haha.

  11. cotojo said

    SexyCoolSuperSpy – Thanks for your comment 🙂

    There are many more that could be added to the list, and ‘defence’ is a great one, thank you 🙂

    Colin

  12. Good list. Very funny. 🙂

    Did you ever notice that if you use the word “defense” in the context of a sentence, it’s pronounced “de-FENCE” but if you use it on it’s own (like when you shout it at a basketball game) it’s pronounced “DEE-fence”.

    What’s up with that?

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