Lets face it, English is a stupid language.<br />
There is no egg in the eggplant.<br />
No ham in the hamburger.<br />
And neither pine nor apple in the pineapple. <br />
English muffins were not invented in England. <br />
French fries were not invented in France.<br />
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We sometimes take English for granted.<br />
But if we examine its paradoxes-- <br />
We find that Quicksand takes you down slowly. <br />
Boxing rings are square.<br />
And a guinea pig is neither from Guinea nor is it a pig.

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French Fries were invented in America, Chips were invented in England.

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Enjoyed - why not find a group and put it in as a story?

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Wow! OK- I'm on it

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I posted the complete story! enjoy

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Thanks for the BA.Latin taught me a lot about english (including trivial things like how to spell "necessarily" and that the plural of apparatus is apparatus (pronounced "ah-pah-rah-toose")). English is a goofy language, but why the hell are you complaining? You've been learning it your entire life (assuming you were raised in an english-speaking country and weren't part of one of those loser families trying to "preserve their heritage"). Anything in it that you don't understand is your own damn fault. And if your primary language isn't english, then you can't complain either, because you chose to learn it. At least it's not mandarin chinese.

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Umm, I think that's freedom fries in the USA, french fries in Canada though.

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again I never loose sight of how complex it is either<br />
certain<br />
circle<br />
serve<br />
sir<br />
surf<br />
they all sound the same at the beginning, yet spelled different. Ah and the fact we have British and American English, Neighbors being Neighbourly. (us Canadians are lucky we get away with using both versions)

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Eh?

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I am unique, just like everybody else!

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I love it. I love the variety of ex<x>pression, the subtle meanings, the minute differences in the choice of words. I have learnt (and mostly forgotten) a couple of other languages and they were fairly easy to learn, but so rigid in their verb conjugations that they seemed almost dead. The English language is always changing with the various trans-continental variations, colloquialisms, regional dialects etc, etc; there seems to be new words and phrases every day...

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You left out a funny.

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Haha, hehe!

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Well. The US of A has done it's part to try and put things in better shape; haven't they?<br />
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Englsih Engiish - Amercian English:<br />
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tyre - tire<br />
colour - color<br />
solder - soder<br />
JCB - backhoe<br />
garden - yard<br />
rubbish - trash<br />
black pudding - blood sausage<br />
Garden spade - shovel<br />
soil - dirt (we get rid of dirt, because dirt is sub-soil with no nutrients)<br />
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(... and there are a lot, lot more.)<br />
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Then words that are not pronounced in their original English English<br />
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Bazil - 'Bay'zil<br />
Yogurt - 'Yoh!; gurt<br />
Oregano - Oh-rag-a-no<br />
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(and a lot more of those too)<br />
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~F~

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The English language is crazy. The USA version of English is more crazy.

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Agreed!

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The meaningful nonsense !

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Yes I agree it is funny funny funny yet most of us spend so much money/time trying to perfect it.

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Too much!

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my head hurts

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