English language

English language

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

Let's face it
English is a stupid language.
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.                                                            - eggplants -

We sometimes take English for granted
guinea pig

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.

- a guinea 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

- a preacher -

You have to marvel at the unique lunacy

Of a language where a house can burn up asbell
It burns down
And in which you fill in a form
By filling it out
And a bell is only heard once it goes!

English was invented by people, not computers
And it reflects the creativity of the human race

(Which of course isn't a race at all)

- a bell -


That is why
When the stars are out they are visible
wind up
But when the lights are out they are invisible
And why it is that when I wind up my watch

It starts
But when I wind up this observation,
It ends.




- to wind up -