An Inglish Stori

English is a crazy language that wound up with wounds of wisdom.  Does it sound right to you that our houses don’t have mouses?  Why can we oversee what we cannot overlook?  It seems something is not “in wack”, but fat chance trying to work it out-or would that be a slim one? If we slow down for just a minute, we will clearly see that we cannot slow up-or keep up with the strange rules which cause a wise man not to be a wise guy.  It also doesn’t follow that we talk about gooses which are really geese, but never about mooses which are definitely not meese. If I had my way, everything would be spelled “foneticly” and punctuating a crazy man would just be Crazy, Man! I also think we have far “tu” many “leters” in the “alfabet!”  Additionally I teach my kids that, if you were to "member" correctly in the first place, you’d never have to remember in the second place. To make a long story "much more" longer, I think I’d like to redo the entire "Inglish" language so it made a great deal more “cents.”  Don’t “yu” “agre?" A little language levity from the folks at Art of!


  • jojosblog

    Oh I would love to champion this cause! We’ve got nothing to lose but our grammar books! But sadly, I don’t think it will catch on.

  • Cindy Holman

    This is so true JoJo!! I would love something easier for sure!! Are you taking on this task? You’ve got my backing!!?

  • jojosblog

    Oh I know it’s true, Kim! My dh was born in Mexico. I can pronounce any Spanish word even if I don’t know what it means. I keep telling my son when I home school him in English, the only rule that is right all of the time is the one that says English is weird!

  • Kim

    When my Spanish class students comment, “I wish Spanish was easier” or “more like English” I tell them, “No, you don’t! Spanish is much easier than English.” I then proceed with pertinent examples :-).

  • BeckyJoie

    Uh huh. You remind me of one of my favorite poets, Ogden Nash. I was just reading his poetry to my middle son yesterday to teach idioms, personification, rhyme scheme, etc. and just for general yuks. LOL. He was full of these spelling funnies and punnies. :>)

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