Homographs are words of like spelling but with more than one meaning. A homograph that is also pronounced differently is a heteronym.
You think English is easy?
I think a retired English teacher was bored.
Read all the way to the end……………..
1) The bandage was wound around the wound.
2) The farm was used to produce produce.
3) The dump was so full that it had to refuse more refuse.
4) We must polish the Polish furniture.
5) He could lead if he would get the lead out.
6) The soldier decided to desert his dessert in the desert.
7) Since there is no time like the present, he thought it was time to present the present.
8) A bass was painted on the head of the bass drum.
9) When shot at, the dove dove into the bushes.
10) I did not object to the object.
11) The insurance was invalid for the invalid.
12) There was a row among 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 down into a sewer line.
16) To help with planting, the farmer taught his sow to sow.
17) The wind was too strong to wind the sail.
18) Upon seeing the tear in the painting I shed a tear.
19) I had to subject the subject to a series of tests.
20) How can I intimate this to my most intimate friend?
Let’s face it – English is a crazy language. There is no egg in eggplant, nor ham in hamburger; neither apple nor pine in pineapple. English muffins weren’t invented in England or French fries in France. Sweetmeats are candies while sweetbreads, which aren’t sweet, are meat. We take English for granted. But if we explore its paradoxes, we find that quicksand can work slowly, boxing rings are square and a guinea pig is neither from Guinea nor is it a pig.
…….OBAMA & HILLARY PROBABLY THINK THESE PUNKS HAVE A GREAT IDEA.…The adults are no longer and NEVER have been in charge at MU.University of Missouri President Resigns ( FORCED OUT!! ) As Protests Grow Over Racism…….Papa Mike
Via Fox News:
Some University of Missouri students told the system’s governing body Friday they want some say in deciding who will become the next chancellor and president at the school’s main campus in Columbia and raised the argument the university needs more faculty of color.
The Board of Curators meeting was the first open for student input since protests over the administration’s handling of racial issues and the subsequent resignations of Columbia campus Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin and President Tim Wolfe. The upheaval caused the football team to strike and pushed the university into the national spotlight.
Concerned Student 1950 organizer Shelbey Parnell said the students, faculty and staff should have a role in who will succeed Loftin and Wolfe. Parnell said members of the system’s other campuses also need a voice in picking leaders.
She added that “implementation is worth more than advertisement ploys.”
The board invited student input on Thursday, saying members wanted to hear about their experiences. Several students slammed the meeting’s timing, saying it was long overdue and scheduled too close to Thanksgiving, which begins Saturday.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry testifies at the Senate Foreign Relations Committee while on Capitol Hill in Washington, April 8, 2014. Kerry squarely blamed Russian agents on Tuesday for separatist unrest in eastern Ukraine, saying Moscow could be trying to lay the groundwork for military action like in Crimea. REUTERS/Larry Downing (UNITED STATES – Tags: POLITICS)
The day before Al Qaeda in West Africa attacked a Mali hotel, taking over 100 hostages, Secretary of State John Kerry, America’s embarrassing Secretary of State, had this gem to offer:
Secretary of State John Kerry claimed on Thursday that the U.S. has “neutralize[d]” al-Qaida leadership “as an effective force,” a bold claim that came just hours before terrorists affiliated with the al-Qaida group Al-Mourabitoun claimed responsibility for an attack on a hotel in Mali.
An estimated 27 people were killed at the Radisson Blu hotel in Bamako, Mali’s capital. Another 170 are reportedly being held hostage.
Speaking to reporters on Thursday, Kerry discussed the ongoing fight against ISIS and said that he believes the terrorist group will be defeated sooner rather than later.
“We always said it will take time. We began our fight against al-Qaida in 2001, and it took us quite a few years before we were able to eliminate Osama bin Laden and the top leadership and neutralize them as an effective force,” Kerry said.
It’s as if terrorists are waiting for the Obama Administration to offer information completely out of line with reality for the purpose of embarrassing them. So far, their plan seems to be working.
– See more at: http://americanactionnews.com/articles/what-john-kerry-said-about-al-qaeda-should-worry-you#.dpuf
So how would Ronald Reagan have handled the terrorist attacks on Paris and the grim aftermath?
“President Reagan would have done everything Barack Obama is not doing. He would have been rational, manly, intellectual and tough. He would not have been a shameful, spoiled little man child, irrationally attacking Americans while on foreign soil,” historian Craig Shirley tells Inside the Beltway.
“Ronald Reagan will go down in history as a president who made the world safer and freer. Obama will go down in history as one of the worst, most divisive, most shallow, most foolish, most immature presidents. As an historian, I am hard pressed to think of a worse president than Obama,” say Mr. Shirley, who has written three books on the 40th president, most recently “Last Act,” which covers Reagan’s life after leaving the White House.