This is a discussion on English Language within the Humor, Ridiculous, Shocking Jokes, Stories or Pictures forums, part of the Hunting Forums - General category; Here's some that can be confusing for those whose English is a second language... Quicksand can work slowly, boxing rings ...
Here's some that can be confusing for those whose English is a second language...
Quicksand can work slowly, boxing rings are square, the Guinea Pig is neither from Guinea nor is it a pig.
Why is it that writer's write but fingers don't fing, grocers don't groce, and hammers don't ham?
If the plural of tooth is teeth, why isn't the plural of booth, beeth? One goose, two geese. So why not one Moose, two Meese? Is cheese he plural of choose? One mouse, two mice; one louse, two lice, one house two hice?
If teachers once taught, why didn't preachers praught? If a vegetarian eats vegetables, what does a humanitarian eat?
Even tougher, why do people recite at a play but play at a recital? Why do we "ship" by truck or car, and send "cargo" by ship? Why do we have noses than run, and feet that smell, park on driveways and drive on parkways?
How can a fat chance and a slim chance be the same while a wise man and a wise guy are opposites? How can the weather be hot as heck on one day and cold as heck on another?
When a house burns up it burns down? You fill in a form by filling it out? You get in and out of a car but on and off a bus?
When the stars are out they are visible, but when the lights are out they are invisible?
And why, when I wind up my watch I start it, but when I wind up this post, I end it?
Pity the poor immigrant. How can he learn a language which in itself doesn't know if it coming or going??
01-18-2014, 05:08 PM #2
- Hunted Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania
- Wheels has no Articles
- View Wheels's Photos
Good stuff Mike.
English has got to be a tough language to learn as a second language.
A friend from Tanzania recently asked me what "you dirty rat" meant. He had been called that by an American and thought he was being criticized."TIME"........God's way of keeping everything from happening all at once.
My wife didn't speak too much English 10 years ago and she still get baffled with strange phrases like these. Toss in an Ozzie accent or and Irish Brouge and it gets bad quickly!
01-18-2014, 08:05 PM #4
oi ozzies don't have an accent , mate ha ha ha
the only place ive had some one , that thought my accent was hard to under stand was in the café at the airport in Cranbrook ,b.c Canada
reading your first post made me smile ,we have just put on 2 phillipeno crew while a couple of my boys have gone on a surfing safari, and they cant understand the way we explain things half the time .
its a laugh watching them try and work it out .bloody hell they can work .
all last week while l was down the city with my wife .they were running around painting everything that could be painted , in tempretures between 39 and 44 degrees c.
fantastic effort they put in . l was surprised last night when we got home and l went down to the boat .
01-18-2014, 08:16 PM #5
Does anyone that's here happen to know what a chackleberry is!
Bluey and others keep quite for a bit! We'll see if anyone else knows.
01-18-2014, 08:32 PM #7
bloody hell Alaskan ,you gotta spell it properly .... cackleberry
Like I have some growing in the back yard? Hmmm
01-18-2014, 08:40 PM #9
I checked on Google Translate and I said "bluey said" cackleberry I got an email back and they said " what the hell is a bluey"?Enjoy life now -- it has an expiration date.
I Bing'd "bluey" and got this!
01-18-2014, 09:06 PM #11
01-18-2014, 09:14 PM #12
Your brother? Are you sure??
I'll Bing you again..
Hmmm Must be a solar flare interrupting the flow of the internet.!
Now it's showing this image of bluey. They're both early pics but the common demoninator is that he's always hungry!
01-18-2014, 11:28 PM #15
01-18-2014, 11:30 PM #16
01-19-2014, 07:15 AM #17
- Member of SCI
- Hunted Canada (AB, SK, NWT, BC) USA (NM, TX) South Africa (Limpopo, KZN, Free State, Eastern Cape, Northen Cape), Kyrgyzstan
- Diamondhitch has no Articles
- View Diamondhitch's Photos
01-21-2014, 02:15 AM #18
- Member of SSAA, NZDA
- Hunted Germany, NZ, Australia
- timbear has no Articles
- timbear has no Photos
By UKHunter in forum Hunting EuropeReplies: 1Last Post: 06-02-2013, 04:11 PM
By AkMike in forum Humor, Ridiculous, Shocking Jokes, Stories or PicturesReplies: 2Last Post: 02-19-2013, 02:04 AM
By timbear in forum Humor, Ridiculous, Shocking Jokes, Stories or PicturesReplies: 4Last Post: 07-22-2012, 01:02 AM
By Bobpuckett in forum Humor, Ridiculous, Shocking Jokes, Stories or PicturesReplies: 2Last Post: 08-31-2011, 09:58 AM
By DUGABOY1 in forum Life Outside of HuntingReplies: 5Last Post: 03-12-2011, 09:42 PM