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How strange the English Language is !

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  1. john boy

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    Imagine trying to learn English and it's expressions how hard it must be for foreigners.
    Here's a few expressions.......
    Ever wondered why Funerals starts with Fun!
    If money doesn't grow on trees why call banks branches?
    If a Vegetarians eat vegetables, what do Humanitrians eat?
    How do you get off a Non-Stop flight!
    Why are goods sent by ships called Cargo and those sent by truck called Shipment ?
    How come Noses run and Feet smell?
    A 100 years ago everyone travelled by horses 0nly the rich had cars,
    today everyone has cars and only the rich own horses!.......Just a thought
     
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    Most telling is "Married" rhymes with "Buried"
     
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    Why does the sign say "Road Works" when the road actually does'nt?
     
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    There is a couple of nationalities where they speak English as their first Language and even they have trouble with it? if it was not for the F word they would be stuck for words half the time.
     
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    Went into Jolly Bee today and asked them where Jolly A was located.
     
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    There is one - the name escapes me - that uses the word 'Haggis' to mean food. :smile:
     
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