Crazy english language

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Did you find some inconsistencies in English language? Sounds funny, but it does!

Did you find some inconsistencies in English language? Sounds funny, but it does!

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  • 1. What a crazyEnglish language… Adapted from Richard Lederer Graphic slides by MICHAEL M. MAGBANUA
  • 2. There is no egg in eggplant!
  • 3. …nor ham inhamburger!
  • 4. …neither pine or apple in pineapple!
  • 5. …English muffinswere not invented in England.
  • 6. …nor frenchfries in France.
  • 7. … while sweetbreads which are not breads nor sweets are meats… sweetmeatsare candies
  • 8. … quicksand can work slowly
  • 9. … a boxing ring is not a ring!
  • 10. A guinea pig is not apig nor from Guinea !
  • 11. Why do we say–”Writers write”?But fingers don’tfing? 
  • 12. Grocers don’tgroce? Hammers don’tham? 
  • 13. If the plural of tooth is “teeth”… : Why can’t itbe “beeth” for booth? 
  • 14. one goose... twogeese!
  • 15. one moose...twomeese???
  • 16. oneindex…twoindices!
  • 17. Is cheese the plural of choose?
  • 18. one mouse… two mice!but why can’t for onehouse, two hice???
  • 19. Why can’t preachers praught? Ifteachersteach…
  • 20. If vegetarians eat vegetables,what does a humanitarian eat? 
  • 21. and play in a recital…recite ina play…
  • 22. Ship cargo by trucks…
  • 23. but sendcargo byship!
  • 24. havebut feet noses thatthat smell! run…
  • 25. Park on driveways…
  • 26. and then drive on parkways…
  • 27. When the house burns up, it burns down! 
  • 28. You fill-in a form by filling it out! 
  • 29. When the stars are out, they arevisible, but when the lights are out , they are invisible!
  • 30. It’s a crazy… The Crazy Adapted from Richard Lederer. Graphic slides by MICHAEL M. MAGBANUA