• Forwards,  Fun Stuff,  Jokes

    English is a Funny Language – Part II

    If you enjoyed my previous post on English, then I’m sure this is going to tickle your linguistic buds. English is a crazy language. There is no egg in eggplant, nor ham in hamburger; neither apple nor pine in pineapple. English muffins weren’t invented in England or French fries in France . Sweetmeats are candies while sweetbreads, which aren’t sweet, are meat. We take English for granted. But if we explore its paradoxes, we find that quicksand can work slowly, boxing rings are square and a guinea pig is neither from Guinea nor is it a pig. And why is it that writers write but fingers don’t fing, grocers don’t…

  • Forwards,  Fun Stuff

    English is a Funny Language

    If you thought, you were really good at English, especially in your pronunciations, then how about giving this a shot? The bandage was wound around the wound. The farm was used to produce produce. The dump was so full that it had to refuse more refuse . We must polish the Polish furniture. He could lead if he would get the lead out. The soldier decided to desert his dessert in the desert. Since there is no time like the present, he thought it was time to present the present. A bass was painted on the head of the bass drum. When shot at, the dove dove into the bushes.…

  • Jokes,  Work

    A Funny Farewell Email

    Was out searching for a sample farewell email as today is my last second-last day at work and stumbled upon this really funny one by Chris Kula. How many of you identify / identified with this? Update: sourced from WayBack Machine since the site is down. One might hope that the Monday morning following a long weekend of travel might be a chance to ease back slowly into the dull gray world of Day Job mediocrity. But when that morning is rife with backed-up emails written in office-y doublespeak, Post It note “reminders” placed on one’s monitor for maximum passive aggression, and nary a word of “Welcome back” or “How…

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