Lets Eat Grandma

Posted By on 18th May 2020

At school I was hopeless at languages, the French mistress, Miss Hampshire, despaired of me, frankly I wasn’t too keen on her either, as most of the time I had no idea what she was talking about! However, I was quite good at English, which is a surprise because some days I can barely string a coherent sentence together!

I’ve always had huge admiration for people who are fluent in other languages and there is undoubtedly a special place in my heart reserved for foreigners who learn English, with all it’s weird and wonderful ways.

I’m also quite a fan of punctuation and the apostrophe. Yes, I know that makes me sad, but there we are, that’s just how it is.

The internet is full of amusing, or sad, depending on your point of view, examples of the many foibles of the English language. Some are quite well known but see what you make of these.

A gentle one to get us in the mood.

Or perhaps you prefer something more amusing.

This next one reminds me of a joke from my school days,

where instead of having 4 identical verbs in a row as above, there were 5 identical conjunctions, and that too made perfect sense. I might tell it to you sometime.

Finally the serious stuff and one of the many reasons why English must be so confusing.

Incidentally, did you know that if you replace “W” with “T” in “What, Where and When”, you get the answer to each of them?

Did I mention I was a fan of punctuation?

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