English is a stupid language. Do you know why? Please read this!
There is no egg in the eggplant(茄子)
No ham in the hamburger
And neither pine nor apple in the pineapple(菠萝).
English muffins(一种食品) were not invented in England
French fries were not invented in France.
We sometimes take English for granted
But if we examine its paradoxes(自相矛盾) we find that Quicksand takes you down slowly
Boxing rings are square And a guinea(几内亚) 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(亭) be phone beeth
If the teacher taught, Why didn't the preacher(祈祷者) praught.
Why do people recite(背诵) at a play Yet play at a recital?(独奏会)
Park(停车) on driveways and Drive on parkways
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!
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(结束) this poem It ends.