Tuesday, 9 April 2013

H is for Hard (A-Z Challenge)

I came across a Facebook post recently about why English is HARD to learn. This is why:

  1. The bandage was wound around the wound.
  2. The farm was used to produce produce.
  3. The dump was so full it had to refuse more refuse.
  4. We must polish the Polish furniture.
  5. He could lead if he could get the lead out.
  6. The soldier decided to desert his dessert in the desert.
  7. Since there was no time like the present, he decided to present the present.
  8. A bass was painted on the bass drum.
  9. The dove dove into the bushes.
  10. He did not object to the object.
  11. The insurance was invalid for the invalid.
  12. There was a row amongst the oarsmen about how to row.
  13. They were too close to the door to close it.
  14. The buck does funny things when the does are present.
  15. A seamstress and a sewer fell into the sewer.
  16. To help with planting, the farmer taught his sow to sow.
  17. The wind was too strong to wind the sail.
  18. After a number of injections my gum got number.
  19. After seeing the tear in the painting I shed a tear.
  20. I had to subject the subject to a series of tests.
  21. How can I intimate this to my most intimate friend?


  1. I've heard how hard English is to learn.

    I always think of read. He read the red book about reeds he was supposed to read.

    Something like that :)

    Which language is supposedly the hardest to learn?

    Jak at The Cryton Chronicles & Dreams in the Shade of Ink

  2. I would hate to have to learn English!

  3. Hi, Andy,
    Yup, English is hard. Imagine how much harder it is for the people who have to learn it as adults.

  4. Hello everybody - thanks for taking the time to comment. Appreciated!

  5. Perfect examples here! I'm amazed at those who make English a second (or third or fourth) language!

    -Cristyl @ www.mychillthoughts.com


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