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Post by krystal » Mon Mar 27, 2006 2:52 am

Can you read these right the first time?
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.
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Post by Why² » Sun Jun 04, 2006 12:52 pm

Try learning Chinese.
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Post by Edwin Ashworth » Fri Jun 23, 2006 10:50 pm

Periodic acid is a compound of iodine, element number 53 in the Periodic Table.
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Post by Erik_Kowal » Sat Jun 24, 2006 9:07 am

The correct pronunciation of controversy is a matter of some controversy.
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Post by Edwin Ashworth » Sat Jun 24, 2006 10:16 am

I always recommend controversy.
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Post by Erik_Kowal » Sat Jun 24, 2006 12:31 pm

I always recommend the contrary.
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Post by gdwdwrkr » Sat Jun 24, 2006 2:59 pm

Au contraire, I recommend nothing always.
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