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English is a stupid language  

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Have you ever wondered why foreigners have trouble with the English Language? Let's face  it~

(出自一个native english speaker, 所以,这里的foreigners 指英语不是母语的人,比如我们 )

      .

 

2009年9月17日 - 字母 - 字母博客700)

There is no egg in the eggplant(eggplant: 茄子)

No ham in the hamburger

And neither pine nor apple in the pineapple.  (pineapple: 菠萝)

English muffins were not invented in England   (muffin: 松饼)

French fries were not invented in France.    (French fries: 炸薯条)

 

2009年9月17日 - 字母 - 字母博客700)

We sometimes take English for granted

But if we examine its paradoxes we find that (paradox: 悖论)

Quicksand takes you down slowly

Boxing rings are square   (boxing ring:(呈方形并由绳子拦隔的)拳击台)

And a guinea pig is neither from Guinea nor is it a pig. (Guinea pig: 豚鼠)

If writers write, how come fingers don't fing. (如果作家写作,为什么手指不可以fing)

If the plural of tooth is teeth  (plural: 复数)

Shouldn't the plural of phone booth be phone beeth  (Phone Booth(s): 电话亭)

If the teacher taught,

Why didn't the preacher praught.  (preacher: 传教士)

If a vegetarian eats vegetables  (vegetarian: 素食者)

What the heck does a humanitarian eat!? (到底, 用来加强疑问句语气,eat human?! )

 

2009年9月17日 - 字母 - 字母博客700)

Why do people recite at a play  (recite: 朗诵,play另指话剧)

Yet play at a recital?  (recital 独唱会,独奏会.)

Park on driveways and   (美国的房子周围有driveway(入户的车道);私人车道)

Drive on parkways (parkway: 公园道路)

 

2009年9月17日 - 字母 - 字母博客700)

You have to marvel at the unique lunacy (marvel at: 对…惊奇,lunacy:疯狂,愚行)

Of a language where a house can burn up as

It burns down (burn up和burn down都有烧毁,烧光的意思)

And in which you fill in a form

By filling it out (fill out: 填表,fill in a form:填表)

And a bell is only heard once it goes! : (铃)响

 

2009年9月17日 - 字母 - 字母博客700)

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) (人类不是一种race)

That is why

When the stars are out they are visible   (visible: 可见的)

But when the lights are out they are invisible (invisible: 看不见的)

And why it is that when I wind up my watch (wind up:上紧发条)

It starts

But when I wind up this observation, (wind up:另有“终止,结束”的意思)

It ends.

 

很有趣的玩意儿,英语,确实不好玩儿。

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