One Girl Two Girls But One Woman Not Two 'Womans

@Hatley (164647)
Garden Grove, California
September 26, 2016 3:26pm CST
Snagged an idea or twoi ideas One box but not two boxen Yet its one ox and two oxen One woman and two women So English is a funny thing So many exceptions to the rules Because if used them for everything People would soon start calling us fools So English is like us humans Some are short and round' Others are tall and square our human rules not always fair But we love our lovely language as is England never learned our English They have their own rules too If you break them youre in a stew. So I take the elevator to my room Lifts are for shoes here so remember And whern I put my bonnet on Its nothing to do with the hood of my car One original post and graphic b y P Hatley copyrighted 2016
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@marguicha (97019)
• Chile
26 Sep 16
Just imagine the difficulties for us, the people that donĀ“t have English as its native tongue.
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@Hatley (164647)
• Garden Grove, California
26 Sep 16
I realize I once told an Indian here on myot that I had just ate a hot dog he was so upset he told me I thought you were a nice lady yet you eat dog? I had to 'explain to him that it was not dog meat but beef that I would never eat dogs that it was just an expression wow and we use that term a lot so confusing to other people
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@marlina (74695)
• Canada
26 Sep 16
Sometimes, it is confusing but we get by.
• Calgary, Alberta
26 Sep 16
@Hatley Please stop eating dogs, whether it is hot or cold . . okay? . . .
@jstory07 (68181)
• Roseburg, Oregon
26 Sep 16
It took me awhile when my daughter in law kept calling me Mum to figure out who she was talking about.
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@Hatley (164647)
• Garden Grove, California
26 Sep 16
and when someone British told me my bonnet needed washiong I was truly confused as i had some hats but did not own a bonnet then he explained he meant my car's hood and heasked \ where tje ;lift was but I had been clues omn tjhat one "Oh I said"you mean the elevator follow me."
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• Calgary, Alberta
26 Sep 16
@story07 . . . Is your daughter-in-law a Filipina? I asked this question coz Filipinas love to call their mothers-in-law "mom!" I believe most Filipinas consider their mothers-in-law as their second mother. Our daughter-in-law, a Filipina, addresses us mom and dad.
@antonbunot (9512)
• Calgary, Alberta
26 Sep 16
@Hatley . . you are funny! I love it! . . I am short but I am not round instead I am cute . . my wife says!
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@Hatley (164647)
• Garden Grove, California
26 Sep 16
of coursed amd we know wives do always know best lol sadly Im short aand I am round not fat l;ol just round lol lollol
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• Calgary, Alberta
26 Sep 16
@Hatley hahaha! At least we have something in common . . . short!
@celticeagle (118520)
• Boise, Idaho
26 Sep 16
English is a lovely language. It is a part of several languages mixed in to it.
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• Calgary, Alberta
26 Sep 16
Yeah, like tsunami (Japanese word) for tidal wave . . boondock (Filipino word) for forest . . But, actually, the meaning of the word in Filipino is mountain.
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@celticeagle (118520)
• Boise, Idaho
27 Sep 16
@antonbunot .....What word?
@Jessicalynnt (47895)
• Centralia, Missouri
28 Sep 16
I got to talking to a brit friend once, was trying to figure out what in the havens a "digestible" was!
@marlina (74695)
• Canada
26 Sep 16
Well done again!
@acelawrites (11803)
• Philippines
26 Sep 16
It is really so amazing, and there's always the difference between American and British English.