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The English Language

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Have you ever wondered why foreigners have trouble with the English Language?

Let's face it,

English is a language where,

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 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

You have to marvel at the unique lunacy

Of a language where a house can burn up as

It

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