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.
And while no one knows what is in a HOTDOG,
you can be pretty sure it isn't CANINE.
ENGLISH MUFFINS were not invented in ENGLAND
nor FRENCH FRIES in FRANCE.
SWEETMEATS are CANDIES, while SWEETBREADS,
which aren't SWEET, are MEAT.
We take English for granted.
But if we explore its PARADOXES,
we find that QUICKSAND can work SLOWLY,
BOXING RINGS are SQUARE,
and a GUINEAPIG is neither from GUINEA nor is it a PIG.
And why is it that WRITERS WRITE,
but FINGERS DON'T FING, GROCERS don't GROCE,
and HAMMERS don't HAM?
If the plural of TOOTH is TEETH,
why isn't the plural of BOOTH, BEETH?
One GOOSE, 2 GEESE. So, one MOOSE, 2 MEESE?
Is CHEESE the plural of CHOOSE?
One MOUSE, 2 MICE.
One LOUSE, 2 LICE.
One HOUSE, 2 HICE ?
If TEACHERS TAUGHT, why didn't PREACHERS
If a VEGETARIAN eats VEGETABLES,
what does a HUMANITARIAN eat?
Why do people RECITE at a PLAY, and PLAY at a
We SHIP BT TRUCK but SEND CARGO BY SHIP?
We have NOSES that RUN and FEET that SMELL?
PARK on DRIVEWAYS and DRIVE on PARKWAY?
You get IN and OUT of a car,
yet you get ON and OFF a bus.
And, in closing, if FATHER is POP,
how come MOTHER's not MOP....