Have you ever wondered on the strange nature of English Language. It is full of inconsistencies when it comes to Grammar. A rule that may seem to apply to one set of words would not be accurate for another. As a child we all have found the language to be stupid but as the time passed by we have accepted it and learned to ignore these inconsistencies.
In this post I have collected some of the funny Jokes and poem which are amusing also prove the point that English is indeed a funny language.
- POEM TITLE: English is a Funny Language…
There is no egg in the eggplant,
No ham in the hamburger
And neither pine nor apple in the pineapple.
English muffins were not invented in England,
French fries were not invented in France.
We sometimes take English for granted,
but if we examine its paradoxes we find that:
Quicksand takes you down slowly,
Boxing rings are square,
And a guinea pig is neither from Guinea nor is it a pig.
If writers write, how come fingers don’t fing?
If the plural of tooth is teeth,
Shouldn’t the plural of phone booth be phone beeth?
If the teacher taught,
Why hasn’t the preacher praught?
If a vegetarian eats vegetables,
What the heck does a humanitarian eat?
Why do people recite at a play,
Yet play at a recital?
Park on driveways and Drive on parkways?
How can the weather be as hot as hell on one day
And as cold as hell on another?
You have to marvel at the unique lunacy of a language where a house can burn up as it burns down,
And in which you fill in a form
By filling it out
And a bell is only heard once it goes!
English was invented by people, not computers,
And it reflects the creativity of the human race
(Which of course isn’t a race at all.)
That is why:
When the stars are out they are visible,
But when the lights are out they are invisible
And why it is that when I wind up my watch.
But when I wind up this poem
The next funny thing about English is its funny grammar rules, which, if you are a beginner, will take you for a ride.
Here is a funny picture that I found over the Internet.
image courtesy: themetapicture.com
I found another Poem similar to the Previous one…. and this one rhymes too!
Ph.D. researcher at Friedrich-Schiller University Jena, Germany. I’m a physicist specializing in computational material science. I write efficient codes for simulating light-matter interactions at atomic scales. I like to develop Physics, DFT, and Machine Learning related apps and software from time to time. Can code in most of the popular languages. I like to share my knowledge in Physics and applications using this Blog and a YouTube channel.