09-17-2012, 11:40 AM
  • Howler
  • A calamophile and vintage razor lover
  • Fort Smith AR
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There's a hot dog but not a cold dog
down payment not a up payment
tightwad not a loose wad
sweet pea no sour pea
hard copy no soft copy.

Any others to add?

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 09-17-2012, 12:56 PM
  • freddy
  • Banned
  • San Diego, California, U.S.A.
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There's a frame-up but not a frame-down.

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 09-17-2012, 01:15 PM
  • Johan
  • Barberian of the lathering
  • Sweden
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Theres a close call not a open call

Did i understand the rules? :-)

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 09-17-2012, 01:40 PM
  • beartrap
  • Resident Цирюльник
  • Southern California
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There is ass-whole but no ass-half Biggrin

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 09-17-2012, 02:30 PM
  • daccpa
  • Weber fanboy
  • Middle Tennessee
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Also there are Werewolves but no Iswolves

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 09-19-2012, 12:14 PM
  • Johan
  • Barberian of the lathering
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Theres Daybreak but not Nightbreak

Apperently it was Angry

Theres a Carpenter but not a Buspenter

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 09-19-2012, 07:26 PM
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Here is some more confusion for you lads:

English is a strange language

Let's face it.
English is a strange language.
There is no egg in the eggplant,
No ham in the hamburger,
And neither pine nor apple in the pineapple.
English muffins were not invented in England.
French fries were not invented in France.

We sometimes take English for granted,
But if we examine its paradoxes we find that
Quicksand takes you down slowly,
Boxing rings are square,
And a guinea pig is neither from Guinea nor is it a pig.

If writers write, how come fingers don't fing.
If the plural of tooth is teeth,
Shouldn't the plural of phone booth be phone beeth?
If the teacher taught,
Why didn't the preacher praught.

If a vegetarian eats vegetables,
What the heck does a humanitarian eat!?
Why do people recite at a play,
Yet play at a recital?
Park on driveways and
Drive on parkways?

You have to marvel at the unique lunacy
Of a language where a house can burn up as
It burns down,
And in which you fill in a form
By filling it out,
And a bell is only heard once it goes!

English was invented by people, not computers,
And it reflects the creativity of the human race
(Which of course isn't a race at all).

That is why
When the stars are out they are visible,
But when the lights are out they are invisible.
And why it is that when I wind up my watch
It starts,
But when I wind up this poem
It ends.

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 09-20-2012, 12:35 AM
  • Johan
  • Barberian of the lathering
  • Sweden
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Thanks, very true. Yes when you think of it there are a lot of contradictions in the english language.

Theres Cave in not Cave out

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 09-20-2012, 10:05 AM
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There are signs in restaurants proclaiming "fresh fish " and "fresh bread" but never a sign saying "old fish" or "stale bread." Or automobile commercials advertising "great deals" but never "bad deals." Why is that?

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 09-20-2012, 10:16 AM
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Is jumbo shrimp really jumboWink

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 09-21-2012, 10:10 AM
  • Johan
  • Barberian of the lathering
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Theres count down not count up.
Chain of command not chain of obey
Attack helicopter not defence helicopter

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