IS AMERICAN ENGLISH A LANGUAGE OR AN ENIGMA?


I said, “When I get tired of holding the bag I will set it down.”Well, I got tired of holding the bag so I sot it down. No, that isn’t right, I guess I must have setted it down. Wait a minute! The past tense of get is got so why isn’t the past tense of set sot? Okay, the past tense of net is netted so the past tense of set must be setted but my teacher would slap my hand with her ruler because she teached me to do things right. What? You say the past tense of teach is taught? Does that mean that the past tense of reach is raught? Don’t tell that teacher I made these mistakes because she was a moose and I’m afraid of her. Several of my teachers were mooses. Oh, oh, spell checker says mooses is wrong. Oh, sure, plural of goose is geese so the plural of moose must be meese. No? That reminds me, the plural for mouse is mice so if there is more than one house, are they hice? Oh boy, this is making me so tired I would like to go lie down but my mother always told me not to lie. I could go lay down but that moose told me that only hens lay. I guess she meant that they lay eggs but I knew a hen that cackled like she had layed (oops, I meant laid) but she staid on the nest and there wasn’t any egg so she hadn’t laid, she had lied!

 

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About authorjim

I grew up in the country near a small Montana town, I have spent a lot of time in the outdoors, working, fishing, hunting and camping but have always been interested in mechanical and electrical things. Most of my life has been spent in the use, care and repair of things mechanical, electrical an electronic. After being retired for several years, I began writing and published my first novel at the age of 79. Now, at the age of 82, I have recently published my fourth noveland it is available from me or from the pulisher or book distributor.
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One Response to IS AMERICAN ENGLISH A LANGUAGE OR AN ENIGMA?

  1. gpcox says:

    Cute! I used to fuss over the grammar, etc. now I’m just happy if I get my point across.

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