Fun With The English Language

How does that go again?

If I speak of my foot and show you my feet, and I give you my boot, would a pair be called beet? If the plural of man is always called men, why shouldn't the plural of pan be called pen? If one is a tooth, and a whole set are teeth, why shouldn't the plural of booth be beeth?

Then one would be that, and three would be those, yet hat in the plural would never be hose. We speak of a brother, and also of brethren, but though we say mother, we never say methren, then the masculine pronouns are he, his and him, but imagine the feminine: she, shis and shim!

And why is it that writers write, but fingers don't fing, grocers don't groce, and hammers don't ham?

If teachers taught, why didn't preachers praught?

If vegetarians eat vegetables, what do humanitarians eat?

Just thought we'd ask...



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