Friday Funnies – English is a Funny Language

I’ve been busy teaching Junior Highs how to tell the difference between a synonym and a homonym, and how to use “their”, “they’re”, and “there” in a sentence…and spelling the words correctly when they do.  Oh my!

So for today’s Friday Funnies, I thought I’d post some pictures that poke a little fun at the English language.

Why English is Hard to Learn

We’ll begin with a box: the plural is boxes,

But the plural of ox is oxen, not oxes.

One fowl is goose, and two are called geese,

Yet the plural of moose is never called meese.

You may find a lone mouse or a house full of mice;

But the plural of house is houses, not hice.

The plural of man is always men,

But the plural of pan is never pen.

If I speak of a foot, and you show me two feet,

And I give you a book, would a pair be a beek?

If one is a tooth and the whole set are teeth,

Why shouldn’t two booths be called beeth?

If the singular’s this and the plural is these,

Should the plural of kiss be called keese?

We speak of a brother and also of brethren,

But though we say mother, we never say methren.

Then masculine pronouns are he, his, and him;

But imagine the feminine…she, shis, and shim!

Anonymous– or is it anonymouses?

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