English is a crazy language

With all the hype going on these days about texting, twittering, etc., plus that commercial you see on television over and over about how easy it is to learn a foreign language with their system, it got me to thinking just how tough it might be to learn the English language.

Here are some phrases using words with duo meanings which makes the English language so hard to understand:

We must polish the Polish furniture.

He could lead if he would get the lead out.

The bandage was wound around the wound.

The insurance was invalid for the invalid.

The farm was used to produce the produce.

The dump was so full that it had to refuse more refuse.

When shot at, the dove dove into the bushes.

I did not object to the object.

They were too close to the door to close it.

The wind was too strong to wind the sail.

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

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

There was a row among the oarsmen about how to row.

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.

Lets face it: English is a crazy language!

© 2009 Robert F. Karolevitz

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