Happy Tuesday

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Why English is so hard to learn…

1. The bandage was wound around the wound.
2. The farm was cultivated to produce produce.
3. The dump was so full that the workers had to refuse more refuse.
4. We must polish the Polish furniture shown at the store.
5. He could lead if he would get the lead out.
6. The soldier decided to desert his tasty dessert in the desert.
7. Since there is no time like the present, he thought it was time to present the present to his girlfriend.
8. A bass was painted on the head of the bass drum.
9. When shot at, the dove dove into the bushes.
10. I did not object to the object which he showed me.

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  64 comments for “Happy Tuesday

  1. Princess Leah
    February 5, 2019 at 1:51 am

    Now thats exaclty the reason why I can never understand the command the peeps give me…English is just too confusing, if only the peeps learnt to bark!
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

    • Sandee
      February 5, 2019 at 2:19 pm

      You are perfect, Princess Leah. πŸ™‚

  2. February 5, 2019 at 1:59 am

    LOL that is precisely the reason my husband frequently asks me to verify how certain words are spelled…. He can never recall which ones sound different but are spelled alike or which sound the same but are spelled differently. (write/right – to, too, two for examples)

    • Sandee
      February 5, 2019 at 2:24 pm

      Hubby and I do this with each other too. The older you get the more difficult it is too. πŸ™‚

  3. February 5, 2019 at 1:59 am

    Very confusing indeed! I thank God that my dad sent me to an English school. If it had been a Chinese school and later to switch to an English school, I would have struggled to understand English.

    • Sandee
      February 5, 2019 at 2:25 pm

      I’m happy for you, Nancy. You write so very well. πŸ™‚

  4. February 5, 2019 at 2:11 am

    Yes, it sure is confusing.

    • Sandee
      February 5, 2019 at 2:25 pm

      It can be. Trying to explain the differences is even harder. πŸ™‚

  5. February 5, 2019 at 3:24 am

    It is confusing, and Spanish can be just the same. There must be at least 8 meanings for the word β€œcomo” depending on where you use it in the sentence and whether or not it has an accent, and i forget when to use the accent, too.

    Thanks for the laugh!

    • Sandee
      February 5, 2019 at 2:26 pm

      There is that. Living here we are more Mexicans than anything else. They have taken over most of the state. You’re welcome for the laugh. πŸ™‚

  6. February 5, 2019 at 4:06 am

    Mom never thought much about how difficult English is until she lived abroad for ten years and all the people were telling her how tough it is to learn because there are so many words that mean different things or sound the same but are spelled differently.

    • Sandee
      February 5, 2019 at 2:27 pm

      I can see this problem. Always have. It’s just the way of things. πŸ™‚

  7. February 5, 2019 at 4:46 am


    That’s what I’ve been saying for years, the English language is tricky! lol These are always such fun to read. Happy Tuesday to all & thanks for hosting, my dear!

    • Sandee
      February 5, 2019 at 2:28 pm

      Language is fun all around. There are quirky things to discover in very language. Happy Tuesday, Cathy. πŸ™‚

  8. February 5, 2019 at 5:04 am

    Those were great Sandee. Made me chuckle out loud. Sandee, you and Zane have a fantastic day.

    • Sandee
      February 5, 2019 at 2:29 pm

      Making one chuckle is a good thing, Marg. You have a fantastic day too. πŸ™‚

  9. February 5, 2019 at 5:24 am

    LOL…these are great! Thanks for sharing. ((Hugs))

    • Sandee
      February 5, 2019 at 2:29 pm

      You’re most welcome, Michelle. Happy day. πŸ™‚

  10. February 5, 2019 at 5:47 am

    Hi Sandee, I am so glad that English is my first language, that is confusing!


    • Sandee
      February 5, 2019 at 2:30 pm

      I used to teach report writing when I was still working. Some of the kids had a tough time. πŸ™‚

  11. February 5, 2019 at 5:48 am

    We definitely have to hand it to those who learn English as a second language! Why, how many of us still struggle with English as their only language? Bwahahahaha! πŸ˜†

    • Sandee
      February 5, 2019 at 2:30 pm

      I hear you there. I’ve read many reports from English only folks that were terrible. πŸ™‚

      • February 9, 2019 at 12:55 pm

        I’ve often wondered through the years how some people even did their jobs! LOL! πŸ˜†

  12. February 5, 2019 at 6:02 am

    Try changing these English words into Italian. Have fun. See ya Sandee.

    Cruisin Paul

    • Sandee
      February 5, 2019 at 2:31 pm

      I’ve not tried that, Paul. I’m sure it’s not easy. πŸ™‚

  13. February 5, 2019 at 6:17 am

    Sandee this is soooooo funny and true. I worked with international students during my career at NC State University.
    I cannot tell you how many times I was asked about all the words spelled the same but pronounced differently. English reading comprehension was a prerequisite along with written skills once they arrived.
    You have jogged my MyMe today too.

    I recall learning being taught the difference in 3 particular words
    principle/principal: School leader: ended in ‘pal’
    desert/dessert: two ss..’so sweet’ were dessert
    stationary/stationery: paper had ‘er’ in it like paper

    Hugs cecilia

    • Sandee
      February 5, 2019 at 2:33 pm

      I remember all those. I did very well with English while in school. I’m thankful for that. My reports were complete and correct and I testified in court many times on reports that I’d written. Did just fine. πŸ™‚

  14. February 5, 2019 at 6:31 am

    Fun play on words, Sandee ~ Xox from me and z ~ ^_^

    Happy Day to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

    • Sandee
      February 5, 2019 at 2:33 pm

      There are so many different play on words. I’ve always enjoyed them. πŸ™‚

  15. February 5, 2019 at 6:36 am

    Imagine being hearing impaired and trying to figure that out.

    • Sandee
      February 5, 2019 at 2:33 pm

      It would be near impossible. πŸ™‚

  16. February 5, 2019 at 6:43 am

    It’s time to convict the convict who brought it to our attention.

    • Sandee
      February 5, 2019 at 2:34 pm

      Yes, this is a perfect example, Kismet. You’re most wise. πŸ™‚

  17. 15andmeowing
    February 5, 2019 at 6:52 am

    Those were fun. Have a great day. πŸ™‚ XO

    • Sandee
      February 5, 2019 at 2:34 pm

      Thanks, Ellen. You have a great day too. πŸ™‚

  18. Jan
    February 5, 2019 at 7:02 am

    As a former English instructor I believe this is what makes English challenging and rewarding.

    • Sandee
      February 5, 2019 at 2:35 pm

      I agree with you, Jan. I’ve always enjoyed English classes and English composition. πŸ™‚

  19. February 5, 2019 at 7:02 am

    Being half Polish, I can relate to keeping the polish on stuff!

    • Sandee
      February 5, 2019 at 2:24 pm

      My point exactly. Happy Tuesday. πŸ™‚

  20. February 5, 2019 at 8:41 am

    These are great! Happy Tuesday!

    • Sandee
      February 5, 2019 at 2:23 pm

      They are and they make perfect sense. Happy Tuesday. πŸ™‚

  21. February 5, 2019 at 9:39 am

    I remember some of those type sentences from high school! lol No wonder English is such a difficult language to learn as a second language.

    • Sandee
      February 5, 2019 at 2:22 pm

      I did pretty good in English and History. The rest of the classes not so much. πŸ™‚

  22. February 5, 2019 at 9:56 am

    So very funny. Happy Tuesday to you.

    • Sandee
      February 5, 2019 at 2:22 pm

      And difficult too. πŸ™‚

  23. February 5, 2019 at 11:41 am

    All these are good examples of the strangeness of our language. So fun!
    Happy Tuesday! <3

    • Sandee
      February 5, 2019 at 2:21 pm

      Strange is right, Barbara. Happy Tuesday. πŸ™‚

  24. February 5, 2019 at 1:00 pm

    You know this is really so true. And they Spanish is an easy language, I am not sure about that. I suppose any language besides English would be easy to learn if you were in a good quiet sitting and spoke it all of the time. I would love to learn Spanish, so I know what they are saying about me, lol! jk Have a beautiful sunny day with the love of your life. I love you honey bunches β€πŸ€—

    • Sandee
      February 5, 2019 at 2:21 pm

      Many languages are difficult I’m sure, but English does make me scratch my head often. πŸ™‚

  25. February 5, 2019 at 2:33 pm

    This makes me glad I was born to English speaking parents!! πŸ™‚

    • Sandee
      February 5, 2019 at 2:36 pm

      Same here, Jan. We are both fortunate. πŸ™‚

  26. February 5, 2019 at 3:25 pm

    Happy Tuesday to everyone too. After reading your post. We agree English can be hard sometimes. Thanks for sharing all the examples. Have a wonderful rest of your week.

    • Sandee
      February 5, 2019 at 3:51 pm

      Happy Tuesday to you too. Thanks for always dropping by and commenting. It’s most appreciated. πŸ™‚

  27. February 5, 2019 at 5:51 pm

    Those are all so good. Mom wants to show these to the grands as they are always commenting about all those odd things about the English language.

    Woos – Lightning, Misty, and Timber

    • Sandee
      February 6, 2019 at 5:58 am

      It’s a good thing for them to learn these odd things too. They will carry it around for life. πŸ™‚

  28. February 5, 2019 at 6:17 pm

    Gooc ones but for me, mandarin is harder with the 4 tone. A wrong tone will led you into embarrassing moment. Lol

    • Sandee
      February 6, 2019 at 6:02 am

      Oh my, tones would do me in. I’d have lots of embarrassing moments. πŸ™‚

  29. February 5, 2019 at 6:59 pm

    I enjoy twisting the language in such a way. lol

    • Sandee
      February 6, 2019 at 6:04 am

      Me too. So many confusing words and pronunciations. πŸ™‚

  30. February 6, 2019 at 9:37 am

    We think Doglish is easier to understand than English. Then again, sometimes mom doesn’t seem to comprehend what we mean.
    Your fur-iends,
    Sam & Elsa

    • Sandee
      February 6, 2019 at 3:56 pm

      I hear you there. It’s hard for us sometimes to get what our smart pups are trying to tell us. I remember. πŸ™‚

  31. Jen
    February 7, 2019 at 2:00 pm

    Every time I have a Kindergartner I am like yes on all of these! We go to see the sea and other such things that my emerging reader just looks at me like what?!!!

  32. MNL
    March 17, 2019 at 11:02 am

    I love these plays on the same word.

    • Sandee
      March 17, 2019 at 2:26 pm

      Me too. They are most fun. πŸ™‚

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