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Idiosyncrasies Of The English Language.

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Sharron Report 27 Apr 2013 13:11

We once stayed in a lovely guesthouse in Namibia.

I had not looked at it's website for ages but this thread prompted me to have another look to see if the proprietors were still eagerly waiting to tread you when you went there.

Alas they are not.


MargarettawasMargot Report 27 Apr 2013 13:37

Minute as in hours and days
Minute as in tiny

Their coats..Put it over there...They're wrong about that.

I want two people to go,too

You're a star...Your money

You know...A ewe is a female sheep.....

I have something in my eye..

I wanted to tear up the contract.When I tore it up I had a tear in my eye..

They showed me the path which led to the lead mines.Lead on ,McDuff!

Stationary as in stopped,and stationery as in writing materials.

There's heaps more-English is indeed a strange language!



Barbara Report 27 Apr 2013 13:39

When run through your PC's spellchecker, the following will not have one single mistake - all are words (just not the correct ones!!!)

Eye have a spelling chequer,
It came with my pea sea.
It plane lee marks four my revue
Miss Steaks I can knot sea.

Eye ran this poem threw it,
Your shore real glad two no.
Its vary polished in its weigh.
My chequer tolled me sew.

Should be:

I have a spelling checker
It came with my PC
It plainly marks for my review
Mistakes I cannot see

I ran this poem through it
You're sure real glad to know
It's very polished in its way
My checker told me sew


Barbara Report 27 Apr 2013 13:41

Ooop, I'm doing it now - last would should have been "so"


Sharron Report 27 Apr 2013 13:43

You ewe won't eat you but,if your ewe eats yew you will lose her.


Barbara Report 27 Apr 2013 13:44

I give up - should have been . . .
Ooops, I'm doing it now - last WORD should have been "so"


BarneyKent Report 27 Apr 2013 13:47

The plouGHman walked throuGH LouGHborouGH.

OW, OOO, UFF, UH, Four different pronunciations.


Kay???? Report 27 Apr 2013 14:14


this I remember from skuule.

do'ne ask fer a bowl o soup roun ther or'l yo get a bowl of soap.


Dermot Report 27 Apr 2013 16:12

I became bored begging here on a hard board. And all I was given were just a few cents since this morning.

Edwina Currie was partial to hot curry. But she did not like the greasy food she ate in Greece. She will know next time - no more foreign food.

Male posties always deliver the mail down to the last letter.


BrianW Report 27 Apr 2013 20:13

A couple of small tweaks to the poem:-

Wee have a spelling chequer,
Witch came with hour pea sea.
It plane lee marks four my revue
Miss Steaks I can knot sea.

Eye ran this poem threw it,
Yule bee reel glad two no.
Its vary polished in its weigh.
Thee chequer tolled me sew.


KenSE Report 27 Apr 2013 20:20

I will except the invitation to view yore websight.


Dermot Report 28 Apr 2013 07:57

'Fat Free' does not mean 'Free Fat'.

Politics 'inaction' is the opposite of politics 'in action.'