Fun: English spelling

From: Hart, Edwin F. (
Date: Thu Jan 06 2000 - 13:02:59 EST

I just received this and thought in light of prior discussions to forward

For or you English enthusiasts

> Is it any wonder why non-native speakers of English have
> trouble with pronunciation and/or meanings?
> We polish the Polish furniture.
> He could lead if he would get the lead out.
> A farm is used to produce produce.
> The dump was so full it had to refuse refuse.
> The soldier decided to desert in the desert.
> The present is a good time to present the present.
> At the Army base, a bass was painted on the head of a bass drum.
> The dove dove into the bushes.
> I did not object to the object.
> The insurance for the invalid was invalid.
> The bandage was wound around the wound.
> There was a row among the oarsmen about how to row.
> They were too close to the door to close it.
> A buck does funny things when does are present.
> They sent a sewer down to stitch the tear in the sewer line.
> To help with planting, the farmer taught his sow to sow.
> The wind was too strong to wind the sail.
> I shed a tear when I saw the tear in my clothes.
> I had to subject the subject to a series of tests.
> How can I intimate this to my most intimate friend?
> I spent last evening evening out a pile of dirt.

Edwin F. Hart
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