Let us Start
We’ll begin with a box, and the plural is boxes,
But the plural of ox becomes oxen, not oxes.
One fowl is a goose, but two are called geese,
Yet the plural of moose should never be meese.
You may find a lone mouse or a nest full of mice,
Yet the plural of house is houses, not hice.
If the plural of man is always called men,
Why shouldn’t the plural of pan be called pen?
If I speak of my foot and show you my feet,
And 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?
Then one may be that, and there would be those,
Yet hat in the plural would never be hose,
And the plural of cat is cats, not cose.
We speak of a brother and also of brethren,
But though we say mother, we never say methren.
Then the masculine pronouns are he, his and him,
But imagine the feminine: she, shis and shim!
Let’s face it – English is a crazy language.
There is no egg in eggplant nor ham in hamburger;
Neither apple nor pine in pineapple.
English muffins weren’t invented in England.
We take English for granted, but if we explore its paradoxes,
We find that quicksand can work slowly, boxing rings are square,
And a guinea pig is neither from Guinea nor is it a pig.
And why is it that writers write, but fingers don’t fing,
Grocers don’t groce and hammers don’t ham?
Doesn’t it seem crazy that you can make amends but not one amend?
If you have a bunch of odds and ends and get rid of all but one of them,
What do you call it?
If teachers taught, why didn’t preachers praught?
If a vegetarian eats vegetables, what does a humanitarian eat?
Sometimes I think all the folks who grew up speaking English
Should be committed to an asylum for the verbally insane.
In what other language do people recite at a play and play at a recital?
We ship by truck but send cargo by ship…
We have noses that run and feet that smell.
We park in a driveway and drive in a parkway.
And how can a slim chance and a fat chance be the same,
While a wise man and a wise guy are opposites?
You have to marvel at the unique lunacy of a language
In which your house can burn up as it burns down,
In which you fill in a form by filling it out,
And in which an alarm goes off by going on.
And in closing………. If Father is Pop, how come Mother’s not Mop.???
(contributed by : mohan rao on 03.10.2011)
Personal appearance and apt apparels play an important role in everybody’s life. The western attire of both men and women has to fulfill a number of norms like trousers, shirt, jacket and Bow Tie
Bow Tie is a variation of neck tie. This is a strip of cloth or band used to wear around the shirt collar. It is knotted in a way to form two loops at both sides. The knot resembles the spread butterfly wings or bat wings. It was used exclusively by men but in the late Eighties certain ladies wears were also fashioned to have a Bow Tie.
The textile used to design a Bow Tie can be any rich silky, cotton or synthetic material. Today a bow tie is knotted like a shoe lace. Besides, being worn by teachers, politicians, lawyers, and many professionals, people are seen to using it while dressed in a dress code for formal functions. In western marriages or wedding receptions the groom wears it with a tuxedo.
Besides dressing up well, carrying a wallet purse is an important aspect seen, both in men and women. There are so many varieties of wallets available. Produced in bulk for various marketing strategies or handcrafted in pure leather. Money clips or wallets to carry both cash and business cards.
The ladies wallet purse is a slightly bigger version or a wallet portion attached to a clutch purse. A wallet could be added piece in a lady’s handbag.
The next in the line of clothes for men, women or children is Caps. Wearing Caps essentially to protect oneself the Sun, rain or to keep the hair from being ruffled. You can buy the Caps online just you would buy them in the stores. This will save some time and some money. The advantage of buying the Caps Online is getting a maximum discount and an assurance from the Caps designers
Another interesting item in adult life is coffee or tea. There are so many blends of tea available le in the market today that choosing the best tea to suit your taste is very difficult. Tea is such a personal choice that even preparing it is personal. Some like it with lemon grass, ginger or their spicy tea. The best tea is the one you have in your home at the end of the day. Tea can be had with or without milk.Personal appearance and apt apparels play an important role in everybody’s life. The western attire of both men and women has to fulfill a number of norms like trousers, shirt, jacket and Bow Tie Bow Tie is a variation of neck tie. This is a strip of cloth or band used to wear around the shirt ...
- The foreign minister of a small African state had opportunity to visit Russia for the very first time. There he was warmly welcomed by his Russian counterpart, who wined and dined him and generally offered him the best hospitality that Russia could offer.
On his last day, the Russian foreign minister took the African foreign minister into a room with a table on which lay a revolver. “My comrade, since you are about to leave, I must introduce you to a custom we have here in Russia, something called Russian roulette. It is a true test of manhood and worth, and how it works is that you must take the revolver, spin the cylinders, hold the revolver to your head and then pull the trigger. Only one of the six chambers is loaded.”The African leader, being of proud warrior stock and a courageous man, took the revolver, spun the cylinder, snapped it shut, pointed it at his head and sighed with relief when all he heard was ‘click’, but no shot.
Well impressed with his bravery, he and the Russian drank vodka until the African leader had to be carried aboard his plane.
Six months later the Russian foreign minister visits the African foreign minister’s country. The African, remembering keenly the Russian roulette he had to play previously, took the Russian into a room on the last day of his visit. In the room were six beautiful, naked young women.
“To prove your courage and manhood, see before you six of the most beautiful women from each of our tribes. This is something I call ‘African roulette’. You may pick any one of them and they will give you a blow job.”
The Russian, not too averse to this idea at all, asks the African, “But where is the risk? To be called roulette there must be some form of risk involved.”
The African smiles broadly.” One of the six is a cannibal”(cannibal means a man who eats human flesh)(contributed by: sn on 19.12.2012)The foreign minister of a small African state had opportunity to visit Russia for the very first time. There he was warmly welcomed by his Russian counterpart, who wined and dined him and generally offered him the best hospitality that Russia could offer. On his last day, the Russian foreign minister took the African foreign minister into a room with a ...
These are unbelievable pics taken during the building construction of the NY Empire State Building 1929 – 1931. Wow, yet can’t build something “simple” nowadays.
Not a hard hat or safety harness used. Amazingly, it is believed only 5 people died during the construction and one of them was hit by a truck.
Continue reading →These are unbelievable pics taken during the building construction of the NY Empire State Building 1929 – 1931. Wow, yet can’t build something “simple” nowadays. Not a hard hat or safety harness used. Amazingly, it is believed only 5 people died during the construction and one of them was hit by a truck. (contributed by ...