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November 1, 2006

Reasons why the English language is so hard to learn

Reasons why the English language is so hard to learn
> 1) The bandage was wound around the wound.
> 2) The farm was used to produce produce.
> 3) The dump was so full that it had to refuse more refuse.
> 4) We must polish the Polish furniture.
> 5) He could lead if he would get the lead out.
> 6) The soldier decided to desert his dessert in the desert.
> 7) Since there is no time like the present, he thought it was time
> to present the present.
> 8) A bass was painted on the head of the bass drum.
> 9) When shot at, the dove dove into the bushes.
> 10) I did not object to the object.
> 11) The insurance was invalid for the invalid.
> 12) There was a row among the oarsmen about how to row.
> 13) They were too close to the door to close it.
> 14) The buck does funny things when the does are present.
> 15) A seamstress and a sewer fell down into a sewer line.
> 16) To help with planting, the farmer taught his sow to sow.
> 17) The wind was too strong to wind the sail.
> 18) After a number of injections my jaw got number.
> 19) Upon seeing the tear in the painting I shed a tear.
> 20) I had to subject the subject to a series of tests
21) How can I intimate this to my most intimate friend?

There is neither 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 (Surprise!). Sweetmeats are candies while sweetbreads, which aren't sweet, are meat.

Quicksand works 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 groce and hammers don't ham?

If the plural of tooth is teeth, why isn't the plural of booth beeth? One goose, 2 geese. So one moose, 2 meese? Doesn't it seem crazy that you can make amends but not one amend? If you have a bunch of odds and ends and get rid of all but one of them, what do you call it? Is it an odd, or an end?

If teachers taught, why didn't preachers praught? If a vegetarian eats vegetables, what does a humanitarian eat? In what language do people recite at a play and play at a recital? Ship by truck and send cargo by ship? Have noses that run and feet that smell?

How can a slim chance and a fat chance be the same, while a wise man and a wise guy are opposites? You have to marvel at the unique lunacy of a language in which your house can burn up as it burns down, in which you fill in a form by filling it out, and in which, an alarm goes off by going on.

People, not computers, invented English and it reflects the creativity of the human race, which, of course, is not a race at all.

That is why, when the stars are out, they are visible, but when the lights are out, they are invisible.

P.S. - Why doesn't "Buick" rhyme with "quick"?

My mind not only wanders, it sometimes leaves completely...

MXC Takeshi's Castle

I first saw MXC / Takeshi's Castle when I was an exchange student in Germany.

I love Takeshi's Castle.

DId I mention I love Takeshi's Castle? Dumb humor for when you just need to take a break. I was thrilled to find MXC on YouTube.

And it turns out that SpikeTV is actually the group that posted it on YouTube. Wish more organizations were progressive.


November 2, 2006

Water powered engines?

Water powered engines. Could this be possible?


November 8, 2006

Funny Tequila Video

A funny video about how Tequila can help you!

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November 12, 2006

Generating RSS Feeds By Category

Here's a nifty little page that explains how to generate RSS Feeds by category using Movable Type. This is going to come in very handy in a new project I'm working on!


November 13, 2006

The Free Hugs Campaign

The Free Hugs Campaign is really inspiring! Have you given out your free hugs today?

November 28, 2006

There's more than one way to play

If you can't play the drums, or the piano, or any instrument for that matter, you could always get good at video editing. That's what this guy did.

Really awesome video!

Thanks for sending this Adam!

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November 29, 2006

Grants from the Canadian Government

government small business loans
The site provides information on grants and loans from the Canadian governments (federal and provincial), and gives resources for small businesses.

Charlie Brown - The New Christmas Special

Apparently Charlie Brown is doing something a little more "modern" for Christmas this year.

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November 30, 2006

Liquid art meets stop action high speed cameras

It's neat to see what people can do with their creativity.

These photos are taken with a high resolution camera, and turned into something that is just simply amazing: Liquid Art


Still one of my favorite Christmas Lights videos

This is still, quite possibly the best, but at least, an awesome video of what happens when Christmas lights meet free time, and a limitless electricity bill.

Can you imagine being a neighbor of his?

Awesome Christmas light display.

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