Saturday, July 03, 2010

HUH? Our Strange English Language


  1. He could lead if he could get the lead out.
  2.  The soldier decided to desert his dessert in the desert.
  3. Since there is not time like the present, he thought it was time to present the present. 
  4. A bass was painted on the head of a bass drum. 
  5. When shot at, the dove dove into the bushes. 
  6. I did not object to the object. 
  7. The insurance was invalid for the invalid. 
  8. There was a row among the oarsmen about how to row.
  9. They were too close to the door to close it. 
  10. The buck does funny things when the does are present. 
  11. A seamstress and a sewer fell down into a sewer line. 
  12. To help with planting, the farmer taught his sow to sow. 
  13. The wind was too strong to wind the sail. 
  14. Upon seeing the tear in the painting I shed a tear. 
  15. We must polish the Polish furniture. 
  16. The dump was so full it had to refuse more refuse.
  17. The farm was used to produce produce. 
  18. The bandage was wound around the wound. 


  1. Oh the dessert/desert one always gets me. Same with message/massage. Can't tell you how many times I've written a note telling people I have a massage for them. Boy are they disappointed.

    Hi there, by the way. I'm back ;)

  2. One of my favorites is Why do we park on a driveway and drive on a parkway? :)