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Pureracket
Jun 14th, 2004, 06:21 PM
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?

Vincent
Jun 14th, 2004, 06:23 PM
:haha: I don't understand them all, but it's not that hard.

SJW
Jun 14th, 2004, 06:37 PM
hehe :)

Tompier
Jun 14th, 2004, 06:49 PM
It's not that hard.
You don't even give a shit when some stupid bitch called Helen Looser Lawson ( not everybody can be as regal as DeuceDiva :hearts: ) calls in question your grammar and spelling !

esquímaux
Jun 14th, 2004, 06:55 PM
:haha::haha::haha:

jack duckworth
Jun 14th, 2004, 06:57 PM
:lol:Helen Looser Lawson...why what did helen say?

Helen Lawson
Jun 14th, 2004, 07:00 PM
:lol:Helen Looser Lawson...why what did helen say?
Now be fair and tell the whole story Tompier, from the beginning! ;)

jack duckworth
Jun 14th, 2004, 07:08 PM
yes...Once upon a post.........:)

hehe helen..what happened?

Tompier
Jun 14th, 2004, 07:09 PM
Now be fair and tell the whole story Tompier, from the beginning! ;)

ok we felt in love with each other and she dumped me for my bad English so I told her about her awfull taste considering fashion etc and now we are enemies :D

Tompier
Jun 14th, 2004, 07:11 PM
Could you do me one last favour and correct what I've just written Hellen ?? you know the one learns whole life :)

Helen Lawson
Jun 14th, 2004, 07:13 PM
ok we felt in love with each other and she dumped me for my bad English so I told her about her awfull taste considering fashion etc and now we are enemies :D
Most men turn to jelly when faced with Helen Lawson, so what can I expect. :D

Back to my hard work and winning another Tony. The world will never see a more brilliant Anne of Cleves than the one I am creating. She really was the most important of all of Henry VIII's wives.

jack duckworth
Jun 14th, 2004, 07:14 PM
come on you 2.... :kiss: and be friends:)

Helen Lawson
Jun 14th, 2004, 07:17 PM
Could you do me one last favour and correct what I've just written Hellen ?? you know the one learns whole life :)
"Helen" has only one "l." By the way, I go by "Miss Lawson." Don't try getting a job doing a marquee on Broadway!

Tompier
Jun 14th, 2004, 07:22 PM
Don't try getting a job doing a marquee on Broadway!

So what do you want me to do for living Miss Lawson ? I'am sick of winning third Wimbledon in a row :mad:

Tompier
Jun 14th, 2004, 07:23 PM
oh and you should check my post in coca cola thread as well :p

Tompier
Jun 14th, 2004, 07:25 PM
come on you 2.... :kiss: and be friends:)

well.....I can live with that :)

beauty_is_pink
Jun 14th, 2004, 07:27 PM
:haha: damn thats so tru!!!
some words are spelt quite similar but pronouce differently.. and have different meanings.. :rolleyes:

DemWilliamsGulls
Jun 14th, 2004, 07:29 PM
No why is Spanish so hard to learn.....goodness I passed Spanish in college with a D- and a D LOL....

esquímaux
Jun 14th, 2004, 07:35 PM
Most men turn to jelly when faced with Helen Lawson, so what can I expect. :D

Umm Helen, at your ripe age, are you sure it's the men who are turning into jelly? :tape::wavey::kiss:

jack duckworth
Jun 14th, 2004, 07:38 PM
it would depend on how it is TEACHED;):)

"Sluggy"
Jun 14th, 2004, 07:40 PM
good point. however, and i am not a language specialist, other languages are hard to learn to speak and read. but i really enjoyed those tricky english sentences.

GBFH
Jun 14th, 2004, 07:41 PM
it would depend on how it is TEACHED;):)
or how it was taught ;)

esquímaux
Jun 14th, 2004, 07:43 PM
it would depend on how it is TEACHED;):)
Oh god no!!! Not the "teached" episode again:lol::haha::haha::you're killing me::haha:*dead*so*dead*

Need I show you some more sexy, sulty helen picks jackieboy ;):D

GBFH
Jun 14th, 2004, 07:43 PM
nice exercise.

had to read them all twice to get the message. guess english really is difficult.

Helen Lawson
Jun 14th, 2004, 07:45 PM
Umm Helen, at your ripe age, are you sure it's the men who are turning into jelly? :tape::wavey::kiss:
I am more of a woman at two weeks short of 87 than most women are at 18!

jack duckworth
Jun 14th, 2004, 07:49 PM
look...i did not go two school..im allowed to be stupid...the rest off you have no excuse;)

esquímaux
Jun 14th, 2004, 07:50 PM
I am more of a woman at two weeks short of 87 than most women are at 18!
And we love you for it Neely...umm.. I mean Helen ;)

esquímaux
Jun 14th, 2004, 07:51 PM
look...i did not go two school..im allowed to be stupid...the rest off you have no excuse;)
TEACHED! :wazzup:

Kart
Jun 14th, 2004, 11:04 PM
The world will never see a more brilliant Anne of Cleves than the one I am creating. She really was the most important of all of Henry VIII's wives.
I thought you were going to play Anne Boelyn ?

Still if you choose Anne of Cleves, remember to douse yourself in garlic ;).

mboyle
Jun 14th, 2004, 11:35 PM
You know that something is wrong with a language when 99% of its native speakers speak it incorrectly. Even the intellectuals write "it's" when they mean "its." Do not even get me started on megablunders!!!!! My god! How many stupid butcherings of grammar that we make each day must astound anyone who cares to pay attention.

Ted of Teds Tennis
Jun 15th, 2004, 03:07 AM
It's not that hard.
You don't even give a shit when some stupid bitch called Helen Looser Lawson ( not everybody can be as regal as DeuceDiva :hearts: ) calls in question your grammar and spelling !

Looser Lawson? You mean she's got diarrhea or something? :p :eek:

Ted of Teds Tennis
Jun 15th, 2004, 03:10 AM
MBoyle:

I don't write "it's" when I mean "its". In fact, overuse of apostrophes is one of my biggest pet peeves. I recently saw somebody on another board use the word "wan't" when he meant "want". :eek:

I could understand people forgetting to type an apostrophe, since it's easier to type fewer characters. But deliberately adding apostrophes? :confused:

Ted of Teds Tennis
Jun 15th, 2004, 03:13 AM
A few more:

There's a big difference between Passover and an overpass.

There's a big difference between James Earl Jones and Jim Jones.

Ditto Jennifer Jones and Jenny Jones. :)

They tell people to "quiet down", but "shut up".

Sam L
Jun 15th, 2004, 04:39 AM
Most men turn to jelly when faced with Helen Lawson, so what can I expect. :D

Back to my hard work and winning another Tony. The world will never see a more brilliant Anne of Cleves than the one I am creating. She really was the most important of all of Henry VIII's wives.
Insignicant. Anne of where? She has nothing on Anna Boleyn. :angel:

azinna
Jun 15th, 2004, 06:17 AM
You know that something is wrong with a language when 99% of its native speakers speak it incorrectly. Even the intellectuals write "it's" when they mean "its." Do not even get me started on megablunders!!!!! My god! How many stupid butcherings of grammar that we make each day must astound anyone who cares to pay attention.

Mboyle, you need to ask the French about their language. Although one must take into account that their grammar is laced with traps.