English ... what a language!
Thanks to cbc for this

  • A bandage is wound around a wound.
  • A farm is used to produce produce.
  • A dump can refuse refuse.
  • We polish Polish furniture.
  • To help with planting, the farmer teaches his sow to sow.
  • After a number of injections my jaw got number.
  • There is no egg in eggplant nor ham in hamburger; neither apple nor pine in pineapple.
  • English muffins weren't invented in England or French fries in France.
  • Sweetmeats are candies while sweetbreads, which aren't sweet, are meat.
  • Quicksand works slowly, boxing rings are square and a guinea pig is neither from Guinea nor is it a pig.
  • Why is it that writers write and singers sing, but grocers don't groce nor fingers fing?
  • If the plural of tooth is teeth, why isn't the plural of booth beeth?
  • One goose, 2 geese. One moose, 2 meese?
  • If you have a bunch of odds and ends and get rid of all but one, is it an odd or an end?
  • If teachers taught, why don't preachers praught?
    A vegetarian eats vegetables. What does a humanitarian eat?
    People recite at a play and play at a recital.
    You ship by truck and send cargo by ship.
    We have noses that run and feet that smell.
  • A slim chance is a fat chance. A wise man and a wise guy are opposites?
  • Your house can burn up as it burns down. You fill in a form by filling it out, and an alarm goes off by going on.
  • When the stars are out, they are visible. When the lights are out, they are invisible.
  • Why doesn't Buick rhyme with quick?
  • GHOTI is pronounced FISH

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