Thursday, November 29, 2012

Why English is Hard

I found this a few years ago and it tickled me. It just turned up again on my computer. Lucky you.

1) The bandage was wound around the wound.
2) The farm was used to produce produce.
3) The dump was so full that it had to refuse more refuse.
4) We must polish the Polish furniture.
5) He could lead if he would get the lead out.
6) The soldier decided to desert his dessert in the desert.
7) Since there is no time like the present, he thought it was 
time to present the present.
8) A bass was painted on the head of the bass drum.
9) When shot at, the dove dove into the bushes.
10) I did not object to the object.
11) The insurance was invalid for the invalid.
12) There was a row among the oarsmen about how to row.
13) They were too close to the door to close it.
14) The buck does funny things when the does are present.
15) A seamstress and a sewer fell down into a sewer line.
16) To help with planting, the farmer taught his sow to sow.
17) The wind was too strong to wind the sail.
18) After a number of injections my jaw got number.
19) Upon seeing the tear in the painting I shed a tear.
20) I had to subject the subject to a series of tests.
21) How can I intimate this to my most intimate friend?

2 comments:

  1. THE CAT WITH NINE LIVES LIVES NEXT DOOR.
    THIS HORSE WILL SURELY BOLT SO PLEASE BOLT THE DOOR.
    YOU MUST MOW DOWN THE HAY BEFORE YOU CAN PUT IT IN THE MOW.
    WE HEARD THE COW LOW FROM DOWN LOW IN THE MEADOW.
    THE BOY WITH THE BOW TIE HAD TO BOW TO GET BENEATH THE BOUGH.
    THESE ARE FUN TO DO, THANKS FOR INSPIRING ME TO EXERCISE THE GRAY CELLS

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  2. Yeah, I wish I could say I thought any of them up, but I just captured the list. LOVE your sentences! The last one could be even worse, couldn't it?
    The boy in the bow tie with the bow had to bow to get beneath the bough.
    Ouch.

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