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Friends For Dinner

We're having friends for dinner on Saturday Well we're not actually having them for dinner! That statement implies that we're cannibalistic And our list of friends would get thinner! We drive on a parkway and park on a driveway This play on words sure can confuse If teachers taught, why don't preachers praught? One moose, two meese, how do we choose? Make amends always seems to be plural Can't we make one amend I'd like to know! One tooth, two teeth, why not one booth two beeth? And why shouldn't you pick your seat at a show? A slim chance and a fat chance mean the same But a wise man and a wise guy are opposites The weather is either hot as hell or cold as hell I know it's confusing but don't take a fit! This English language can be oh so confusing It can drive you to distraction at times But try to learn Chinese or Mandarin my friend You'll realize the English language is divine! ©Jack Ellison 2012

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Date: 8/20/2016 4:32:00 PM
"That statement implies that we're cannibalistic And our list of friends would get thinner!" Lol! You're too funny! The english language is tricky and complicated, but fun all the same. Always, Laura
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Jack Ellison
Date: 8/22/2016 7:53:00 AM
You are so right about the english language! Love it... and you xxxx
Date: 8/26/2012 2:09:00 PM
LOL, yes, I expected to read about a cannibal's banquet - love your sense of humour
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Jack Ellison
Date: 8/26/2012 7:49:00 PM
Many thanks Jack! If you check back sometime, you'll find I'm not often serious! LOL Glad you got a chuckle out of it! Cheers, Jack
Date: 8/26/2012 6:24:00 AM
love this jack and its so true xx
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Jack Ellison
Date: 8/26/2012 6:53:00 AM
Imagine someone new to the country trying to learn English!!! YIKES... confusing or what! Love and big hugs, Jack xxxxxx