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  • 1. A Presentation by,•Chhitiz Shrestha •Digaj Amatya •Satish Khadka •Zhang Peng
  • 2. Something about “Lederer” May 26, 1938, Philadelphia Attended Harvard Worked as a teacher at St. Paul’s School Some popular literary works:  Anguished English  Crazy English  The Miracle of Language
  • 3. Introduction Most widely spoken language, Half of the worlds books in English, Majority of international calls made in English, More than 70% of mails written in English, Possesses largest vocabulary, (2 million words) Nevertheless, a crazy language!
  • 4. 5 Lines to ponder The bandage was wound around the 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.
  • 5. Why is it crazy?(Facts!!!)Hotdog An eggplant does not have any egg(commonly known to as ‘brinjal’)
  • 6. Cont… Pine Apple Pineapple Straw Berries Strawberries
  • 7. Cont… Boxing Ring Ring Boxing Boxing Ring (Not exactly a ring, is it??)
  • 8. Cont… ASS ASS LOL!! :P
  • 9. 5 more lines to ponder 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. A bass was painted on the head of the bass drum. When shot at, the dove dove into the bushes. I did not object to the object.
  • 10. Some More Facts One in every seven people can speak English Believed to be the easiest way of communication Even widely used by Russians!!!
  • 11. Cont… Really?? Quick Sand (but very slow) French fries (but not from France)
  • 12. Facts (In humans) You can have a runny Singers sing, but Your feet can smell!! nose!! fingers don’t fing!!
  • 13. Facts (In animals) •Koala bears are marsupials, not bears •Woodchuck is a groundhog •A groundhog is not a hog •A horned toad is a lizard •Glow worms are fire flies •Fire files are not flies •Lady bugs are male too.A grey hound may not be gray
  • 14. Cont… A guinea pig is not a pig. A panda bear is not exactly a Neither is it from bear. (It’s a marsupial) Guinea.(South America)
  • 15. 5 more lines to ponder I had to subject the subject to a series of tests. The insurance was invalid for the invalid. How can I intimate this to my most intimate friend? There was a row among the oarsmen about how to row. They were too close to the door to close it.
  • 16. More interesting Facts Sandwich Sand Witch
  • 17. Cont… A hamburger does not consist of hams. Vegetarians eat vegetables, so technically humanitarians eat humans???? Sweetmeat is a candy and a sweetbread, which is not exactly sweet, is made from meat. Hamburger
  • 18. Cont… A blackboard can be blue or green People recite at a play and play at a recital . People ship by trucks and send cargo by ship. People park in the driveway and drive in the parkway.
  • 19. Cont… Weight lifters lift weight, what do shop lifters lift? Happy hours and rush hours can last over 60 minutes. Silverware can be made out of plastic. Tablecloths can be made up of paper.
  • 20. Cont…  Tomboys are girls.  A woman can man a station, but a man cant woman one.  A man can father a movement but a woman cant mother one.  Fire fighters fight fire, freedom fighters fight what???
  • 21. Last 6 lines to ponder The buck does funny things when the does are present. A seamstress and a sewer fell down into a sewer line. To help with planting, the farmer taught his sow to sow. The wind was too strong to wind the sail. After a number of injections my jaw got number. Upon seeing the tear in the painting I shed a tear.
  • 22. Thank you