English Language

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  1. Rita Alshoaibi

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    The English Language

    Have you ever wondered why foreigners have trouble with the English Language?

    Let's face it
    English is a stupid language.
    There is no egg in the eggplant
    No ham in the hamburger
    And neither pine nor apple in the pineapple.
    English muffins were not invented in England
    French fries were not invented in France.

    We sometimes take English for granted
    But if we examine its paradoxes we find that
    Quicksand takes you down slowly
    Boxing rings are square
    And a guinea pig is neither from Guinea nor is it a pig.

    If writers write, how come fingers don't fing.
    If the plural of tooth is teeth
    Shouldn't the plural of phone booth be phone beeth
    If the teacher taught,
    Why didn't the preacher praught.

    If a vegetarian eats vegetables
    What the heck does a humanitarian eat!?
    Why do people recite at a play
    Yet play at a recital?
    Park on driveways and
    Drive on parkways

    You have to marvel at the unique lunacy
    Of a language where a house can burn up as
    It burns down
    And in which you fill in a form
    By filling it out
    And a bell is only heard once it goes!

    English was invented by people, not computers
    And it reflects the creativity of the human race
    (Which of course isn't a race at all)

    That is why
    When the stars are out they are visible
    But when the lights are out they are invisible
    And why it is that when I wind up my watch
    It starts
    But when I wind up this observation,
    It ends.




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  3. سد مارب

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    What Is About German Language?

    Is It Stupid Lang. Or Smart ?

    :)
     
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  5. Rita Alshoaibi

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    a lot ar saying its more stupid, so hard to learn , not music at all
    and a lot of other crazy things

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    but u know - for me its easy................:)
     
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  7. T_K

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    Lovely Post

    Makes You Wonder About A Lot Of Things
    But That's Not Surprising To Me As A I Know That The English Language Is A Mixture Of Latin And Greek Stems And Is Expanded By Prefixes And Suffixes

    Nice Topic Rita



    Tk
     
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  9. محمد المنصري

    محمد المنصري عضو متميّز

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    Salam

    I find it amazing to know why things are called so, I mean the origin of the word

    My German colleague has told me that the German language contains many words that are originated from the Arabic language

    He gave me this link

    http://www.dafk.lai.de/stamm.htm

    Since the examples in this page are not enough, I found that not convincing, so I searched the net and I found this crazy Etymology dictionary, It is the first time for me to see this word, though

    http://www.etymonline.com/index.php

    One can understand why they called it "an Egg" :D 1
    Salam
     
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    I don't think its nice to call someone else's language stupid
    The remarks and examples you mentioned could be found in any language
    I think each language is beautiful it helps you to connect to more people and read about them and their culture
    It helps to understand how similar and different humans are on this earth
     
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    Impressive words and meanings Rita..
     
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  15. Rita Alshoaibi

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    thats right, because normaly u will never think in this way
    so sometimes its nice to read it like this
    and u are right with the mixture
    but
    u know some words are really like arabic words - we found that out


    so for ur statement
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    T_K
     
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  17. Rita Alshoaibi

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    yes u are right - u will find a lot of arabic words in the german language - so thanks for explaining that all
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  19. Rita Alshoaibi

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    when we think in your way - u are absolutly right,
    (then all languages have something special, nice and and and
    but
    i saw it in a funny way and i think, the others understand that in this way too

    i thank u so much for telling this way too


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