What part of ? don’t you understand?

Confusion is a word we have invented for an order which is not understood. -Henry Miller, writer (1891-1980)


2 Responses to “What part of ? don’t you understand?”

  1. Trevor Hilton Says:

    English is a crazy language anyway.
    “Phonetic” is NOT spelled the way it sounds.
    “Abbreviated” and “diminutive” are both big words which mean “small”. It talks about things that aren’t there, like “cordless phone” or “strapless gown”.
    When an alarm “goes off” it actually “turns on”.
    How did the phrase “work out” come to mean “exercise”? It in no way describes that activity.
    “Fat chance” and “slim chance” mean the same thing, yet “wise man” and “wise guy” are opposites.
    Plural for “tooth” is “teeth”, yet plural for “booth” is “booths”.
    Plural for “goose” is “geese”, yet plural for “moose” is still “moose”.
    Trying to catch fish to eat is called “fishing”, yet trying to shoot a deer or a bird to eat is called “hunting” rather than “deering” or “birding”.
    Why do we put letter is words, but then never say that letter, as in “knife”, or “wreck”?
    Why do we put a letter in a word twice, but say it once, as in “letter”, “follow”, or hollow”?

    Is it any wonder that my foreign wife, even after 9 years of marriage, STILL has trouble with English?

  2. The Wombat Says:

    I recommend you look up “Chaos.” It is a marvelous poem.

    I also recommend to you AWAD. Marvelous assortment of words appearing daily.

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