Why is English such a difficult language?

Shazia_haya IF-Rockerz

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Posted: 15 May 2008 at 10:16pm | IP Logged

These examples of the English language go some way to allowing us to understand why people from overseas make mistakes when trying to make translations on notices, posters, signs and menus. 

• 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.
• 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.
• A seamstress and a sewer fell down into a sewer line.
• The insurance was invalid for the invalid.
• 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.
• 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 the painting I shed a tear.
• I had to subject the subject to a series of tests.
• How can I intimate this to my most intimate friend?

sabm786 IF-Rockerz

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Posted: 16 May 2008 at 10:30am | IP Logged
thanks for sharing
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fly2me IF-Sizzlerz

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Posted: 16 May 2008 at 5:48pm | IP Logged
hahahaha. lol...really truly funny. thx for sharing it! Tongue
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