Friday, January 19, 2007

Words, Words, and More Words

I had this fun email the other day from a writing loop I'm on. Thought I'd share with you. No wonder people say English is the hardest language to learn. It's enough to make any person question his sanity. Read on . . .

The bandage was wound around his 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.

Crazy, huh?
How's this?

Let's face it: English is a crazy language! There is no egg in eggplant, nor ham in hamburger, neither apple nor pine in pineapple. English muffins weren't invented in England, nor French Fries in France. Sweetmeats are candies while sweetbreads, which aren't sweet, are meat.

What about these paradoxes? Quicksand can work slowly. Boxing rings are square. A guinea pig in neither from Guinea nor is it a pig.

Now you tell me . . . what language did you say you were going to change to?

More later . . .

Love to scrapbook? Here is a fun water paper hint for the scrapbook enthusiast:

Cut your card stock paper the size that you want it to be. Usually you would use this technique for layering.

Take a spray bottle of water and spray gently the paper on both sides till it damp (colour changes a bit).

Crumple the paper up in a ball then simply uncrumple and let dry.

It gives the paper wrinkles and an aged look once it is dry you can use it for layering or background paper in your scrapbook. You can also rip it for a cool effect. Easy to try!!

If peace be in the heart, the wildest winter storm is full of solemn beauty. --C.F. Richardson



sharen said...

I think I use English???Finally got caught up on your writings!! Great job as always.
Took Pearl to the vets today, They scraped-no mites,gave prednisone; we have to see if it helps. If it works it's stress and she'll be OK, if it start's up again then it's allergies, but if it doesn't help at all then it's mites. That's the cheap way to find out. Their is a very nice family in Virginia who really want her, so I'll have to see. She said they have then money to take care of her what ever she'll need.Must be Nice. I'm getting a new Kitchen floor and it's not carpet.

Caroline said...

Pearl is a gem! Whoever gets her will be getting a wonderful dog. I love her. Hi to you! Don't flounder too much in all that snow! And congrats on the flooring!

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