There is no egg in the eggplant,
No ham in the hamburger
And neither pine nor apple in the
English muffins were not
invented in England,
French fries were not
invented in France.
* 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
* If the past tense of ‘teach’ is ‘taught’,
why isn’t the past tense of ‘preach’
‘praught’ instead of ‘preached’?
If a vegetarian eats vegetables,
what the heck does
a humanitarian eat?
Why do people
recite at a play,
Yet play at a
Park on driveways
How can the weather be as hot as
hell on one day
And as cold as hell on another?
A house can burn up
as it burns down,
and you fill in a form
by filling it out.
When the stars are out they are visible,
But when the lights are out they are invisible.
And why it is that when I wind up my watch
But when I wind up this poem
If the plural of mouse is mice then why isn’t
the plural of house hice?
If the plural of man is always called men,
Why shouldn't the plural of pan
be called pen?
If I spoke of my foot and showed you my feet,
When I give you a boot, would a pair be called beet?
If one is a tooth and a whole set are teeth,
Why shouldn't the plural of booth be called beeth?
If the singular is this, and the plural is these,
Why shouldn't the plural of kiss be kese?
Then one may be that, and three would be
Yet the plural of hat would never be hose.
The plural of box
But why should the
plural of ox be
oxen and not oxes?
One fowl is a
goose, but two are
Yet the plural of
never be meese.
We speak of a brother and also of
But though we say mother, we never say
May we master English
without any fear or tear.
Bro. Oh Teik Bin