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