WELCOME to WEDNESDAY JUNE 9, 2021
The English Lesson…
We’ll begin with box, and the plural is boxes;
But the plural of ox should be oxen, not oxes.
Then one fowl is goose, but two are called geese,
Yet the plural of moose should never be meese.
You may find a lone mouse or a nest full of mice,
Yet the plural of house is houses, not hice.
If the plural of man is always called men,
Why shouldn’t the plural of pan be called pen?
The cow in the plural may be cows or kine,
But the plural of vow is vows, not vine.
I speak of my foot and show you my feet,
If I give you a boot, would a pair be called beet?
If one is a tooth, and a whole set are teeth,
Why shouldn’t the plural of booth be called beeth?
If the singular is this and the plural is these,
Why shouldn’t the plural of kiss be named kese?
Then one may be that, and three may be those,
Yet the plural of hat would never be hose;
We speak of a brother, and also of brethren,
But though we say mother, we never say methren.
The masculine pronouns are he, his and him,
But imagine the feminine she, shis, and shim!
So our English, I think, you all will agree,
Is the craziest language you ever did see.
I take it you already know
Of tough and bough and cough and dough?
Others may stumble, but not you,
On hiccough, thorough, slough, and through?
Well done! And now you wish, perhaps
To learn of less familiar traps?
Beware of heard, a dreadful word,
That looks like beard and sounds like bird.
And dead; it’s said like bed, not bead;
For goodness sake, don’t call it deed!
Watch out for meat and great and threat;
They rhyme with suite and straight and debt.
A moth is not a moth in mother,
Nor both in bother, broth in brother.
And here is not a match for there,
Or dear and fear for bear and pear.
And then there’s dose and rose and lose,
Just look them up, and goose and choose.
And cork and work and card and ward,
And font and front and word and sword.
And do and go, then thwart and cart.
Come, come, I’ve hardly made a start.
A dreadful language? Why, man alive,
I’d learned to talk it when I was five,
And yet to write it, the more I tried,
I hadn’t learned it at fifty-five!
That’s my story and I’m sticking too it! Have a WONDERFUL WEDNESDAY! people, stay safe, and
whatever you do, don’t forget to laff it up! Peace, I am outta here! Eucman! 😁
q u o t e s o f t h e d a y
“The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling,
but in rising every time we fall.” -Nelson Mandela
“The way to get started is to quit talking
and begin doing.” -Walt Disney
“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone
else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living
with the results of other people’s thinking.” -Steve Jobs
“If life were predictable it would cease to be life,
and be without flavor.” -Eleanor Roosevelt
“If you look at what you have in life, you’ll always have
more. If you look at what you don’t have in life, you’ll
never have enough.” -Oprah Winfrey
“If you set your goals ridiculously high and it’s a failure,
you will fail above everyone else’s success.” -James Cameron
“Life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans.” -John Lennon
Guaranteed to Roll Your Eyes
Back in the 1800’s the Tate’s Watch Company of Massachusetts wanted to produce other products,
and since they already made the cases for watches, they used them to produce compasses. The new
compasses were so bad that people often ended up in Canada or Mexico rather than California. This,
of course, is the origin of the expression — “He who has a Tate’s is lost!”😳
Tuesdays’ Movie Trivia of the day! What movie is this quote from??? “
“Roads? Where we’re going, we don’t need roads.”
Answer: Back to the Future!
At the film’s close, Doc Emmett Brown (Christopher Lloyd) has hustled Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) and Marty’s girlfriend Jennifer Parker (Claudia Wells) into the time-traveling DeLorean to head into the future (and set up the sequel). When Marty worries aloud that they don’t have enough road ahead of them to get the car up to the magic speed of 88 mph, Doc Brown responds with the quote above, and the car then sprouts wings and takes off into the sky.
When the camera pans back to show the flying car, it’s clear the filmmakers goofed up–the road stretches off into the distance, so Marty shouldn’t have been worried. There was plenty of road ahead to accelerate up to 88 mph.
Wednesday’s Movie Trivia of the day! What movie is this quote from????
“You’re not so tough without your car, are ya?”
Tuesday’s Quizzler is….
Find an anagram for each word in Group A. Each anagram will answer one of the clues in Group B.
B. Golf clubs
C. Blacksmith’s furnace
D. Stringed instruments
E. Empty the sink
F. Valentine’s Day symbol
G. Painter’s stand
Answer: 1. Heart (F)
- Irons (B)
- Extra (A)
- Easel (G)
- Drain (E)
- Harps (D)
- Forge (C)
Wednesday’s Quizzler is…….
A magazine competition invited people to come up with “invented” inventions of the cyber-age.
For example, a solar powered clothes drier (a rope) and a hand-held word processor (a pencil). Can you guess what this is?
It’s a graphic media emulator. High-resolution, thin-screen monitor that produces near-perfect emulations of all graphical media. Used as cosmetic analyzer.
What is it?
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