2013-05-23 / Columns

News & Reviews

By Edward F. Keller, D.D.S.
1732 Golf Drive Bismarck, ND 58503

The English Language

Words with the same spelling, different pronunciations and a different meaning… Why English is sometimes difficult to learn.

The bandage was wound around the wound.

The farm was used to produce produce.

The dump was so full it had to refuse more refuse.

We must polish the Polish furniture.

A bass was painted on the head of the bass drum.

There was a row among the oarsmen on how to row.

The wind was too strong to wind the sail.

Upon seeing the tear on the painting I shed a tear.

I had to subject the subject to a series of tests.

How can I intimate this to my most intimate friend?

They were too close to the door to close it.

The insurance was invalid for the invalid.

When shot at the dove dove into the bushes.

The buck does funny things when does are present.

To help with the planting, the farmer taught the sow to sow.

All this to confuse us wordcrafters.

Till next time.

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