The oddities of English. Can you contribute?
October 14, 2006 9:34pm CST
English is a crazy language. There is no ham in hamburger;there is neither apple nor pine in pineapple;French fries were not invented in France and Sweetmeats are candies.
• United States
25 Jan 07
Can you imagine the confusion that must happen when a foreigner comes to the US,and reads headlines in newspapers with an understanding of English words but their daily context and usage? How about a headline like: "COLTS STOMP BEARS!" or "GIANTS BEAT JETS!" or "VIKINGS CRUSH RAIDERS!" Can you imagine the images that the poor fellow is getting? LOL!
18 Feb 07
These are news headlines that many guys with good schooling even in the third world (or developing) countries can understand. Such newspaper jargon has become common in countries like India. The other day, when I was typing out a comment, I used a word that spells - 'c', 'u', 'm'. Imagine my surprise when mylot editor asked me not to use obscene language! Actually, that word (I'm not typing that word because I'll be reprimanded again, which means a waste of tim!!) means 'including'.