Monday, July 03, 2006

engrish

  1. Did you know that "verb" is a noun?
    2. How can you look up words in a dictionary if you can't spell them?
    3. If a word is misspelled in a dictionary, how would we ever know?
    4. If two mouses are mice and two louses are lice, why aren't two houses hice?
    5. If Webster wrote the first dictionary, where did he find the words? And how did he know how to spell them?
    6. If you wrote a letter, perhaps you bote your tongue?
    7. If you've read a book, you can reread it. But wouldn't this also mean that you would have to "member" somebody in order to remember them?
    8. In Chinese, the words for crisis and opportunity are the same!
    9. Is it a coincidence that the only 15 letter word that can be spelled without repeating a letter is uncopyrightable?
    10. Is there another word for a synonym?
    11. Shouldn't there be a shorter word for "monosyllabic"?
    12. What is another word for "thesaurus"?
    13. Why can't you make another word using all the letters in "anagram"?
    14. Why do overlook and oversee mean opposite things?
    15. Why do we say something is out of whack? What is a whack?
    16. Why do we say something's out of order when its broken but we never say in of order when it works?
    17. Why does "cleave" mean both split apart and stick together?
    18. Why does "slow down" and "slow up" mean the same thing?
    19. Why does flammable and inflammable mean the same thing?
    20. Why does the Chinese ideogram for trouble symbolize two women living under one roof?
    21. Why doesn't "onomatopoeia" sound like what it is?
    22. Why are a wise man and wise guy opposites?
    23. Why is abbreviation such a long word?
    24. Why is dyslexic so hard to spell?
    25. Why is it so hard to remember how to spell MNEMONIC?
    26. No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver, or purple?
    27. Why is it that the word "gullible" isn't in the dictionary?
    28. Why is it that we recite at a play and play at a recital?
    29. Why is the alphabet in that order?
    30. Why is the plural of goose-geese, and not the plural of moose-meese?
    31. Why isn't "palindrome" spelled the same way backwards?
    32. Why isn't phonetic spelled the way it sounds?

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