My Daily Life: How To English

The English language certainly confuses me some times, actually make that a lot of times. There are so many things that don’t make sense:

  • Why do we park in the driveway and drive in the parkway?
  • Why do we bake cookies and cook bacon?
  • How do you set the standard in limbo by raising the bar?
  • If I have a sign saying “This And That” it is perfectly logical for me to tell the architects that I want a space between This and And and And and That.
  • Lead and read rhyme, lead and read also rhyme but lead and read don’t rhyme (to lead, lead the material, to read, read as in past tense)
  • You can wind the sail but you can’t wind the sail (wind as in air, wind is to coil)
  • Boxing rings are typically square
  • French fries, are in fact, not french
  • A vegetarian eats vegetables but a humanitarian doesn’t eat humans
  • Noses run but feet smell
  • You can really hand it to someone even if you don’t have any arms
  • Of course you play at a recital and recite at a play
  • Flammable and inflammable mean the same thing, so do the fat chance and slim chance. Yet a wise guy and a wise man are total opposites

You see, it drives me crazy


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