Your Walt Disney World Information Station
Page 8 of 22 FirstFirst ... 67891018 ... LastLast
Results 106 to 120 of 326
Like Tree2Likes
General Discussions Discuss Learning to speak English with Rich (aka Trickster) in the Community Center forums; So what exactly is a crumpet?...
  1. #106
    vixen101485's Avatar
    vixen101485 is offline Queen of the Swaps, bow before me
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Posts
    5,948
    So what exactly is a crumpet?
    It's a Disney thing. If you understood, your only question would be "can I go?"



    TRICK OR TREAT FOR UNICEF
    FOR MORE INFO CLICK THIS LINK http://inside.unicefusa.org/goto/Meghyn

  2. #107
    trickster's Avatar
    trickster is offline Hakuna Matata!!... It means no worries!!
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Lancaster - NW England
    Posts
    45,918
    Quote Originally Posted by vixen101485
    So what exactly is a crumpet?
    Vix, which answer do you want!!!!!

    A Crumpet is a like a soft flat cake made of a yeast mixture which is eaten toasted and covered in butter!!!!
    They are really tastey - good for breakfast - yummy!!!


    The slang version of Crumpet is a sexually attractive lady!!!
    Rich

    "Most of my life I have done what I wanted to do. I have had fun on the job.
    I have never been able to confine that fun to office hours." ~ Walt Disney

  3. #108
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Posts
    46,886
    Thought I would share this to show how messed up our language is!


    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. 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.

    And why is it that writers write but fingers don't fing, grocers don't groce and hammers don't ham? If the plural of tooth is teeth, why isn't the plural of booth, beeth? One goose, 2 geese. So one moose, 2 meese? One index, 2 indices? Doesn't it seem crazy that you can make amends but not one amend? If you have a bunch of odds and ends and get rid of all but one of them, what do you call it?

    If teachers taught, why didn't preachers praught? If a vegetarian eats vegetables, what does a humanitarian eat? Sometimes I think all the English speakers should be committed to an asylum for the verbally insane. In what language do people recite at a play and play at a recital? Ship by truck and send cargo by ship? Have noses that run and feet that smell?

    How can a slim chance and a fat chance be the same, while a wise man and a wise guy are opposites? You have to marvel at the unique lunacy of a language in which your house can burn up as it burns down, in which you fill in a form by filling it out and in which, an alarm goes off by going on.

    English was invented by people, not computers, and it reflects the creativity of the human race, which, of course, is not a race at all. That is why, when the stars are out, they are visible, but when the lights are out, they are invisible.

    PS. - Why doesn't "Buick" rhyme with "quick"

    You lovers of the English language might enjoy this .



    There is a two-letter word that perhaps has more meanings than any other two-letter word, and that is "UP."

    It's easy to understand UP, meaning toward the sky or at the top of the list, but when we awaken in the morning, why do we wake UP? At a meeting, why does a topic come UP? Why do we speak UPand why are the officers UPfor election and why is it UPto the secretaryto write UPa report?

    We call UPour friends. And we use it to brighten UPa room, polish UPthe silver, we warm UP the leftovers and clean UPthe kitchen. We lock UPthe house and some guys fix UPthe old car. At other times the little word has real special meaning. People stir UPtrouble, line UPfor tickets, work UPan appetite, and thinkUP excuses. To be dressed is one thing but to be dressedUP is special.

    And this UP is confusing: A drain must be opened UP because it is stoppedUP. We open UP a store in the morning but we close it UP at night.

    We seem to be pretty mixedUP aboutUP! To be knowledgeable about the proper uses ofUP, look the word UP in the dictionary. In a desk-sized dictionary, it takesUP almost 1/4th of the page and can add UP to about thirty definitions. If you areUP to it, you might try buildingUP a list of the many waysUP is used. It will take UP a lot of your time, but if you don't giveUP, you may windUP with a hundred or more. When it threatens to rain, we say it is cloudingUP. When the sun comes out we say it is clearingUP.

    When it rains, it wets the earth and often messes things
    UP.

    When it doesn't rain for awhile, things dry UP.

    One could go on and on, but I'll wrap it UP, for now my time isUP, so... time to shutUP...!


  4. #109
    trickster's Avatar
    trickster is offline Hakuna Matata!!... It means no worries!!
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Lancaster - NW England
    Posts
    45,918
    Wow!!! What a short post!!!!! lol

    Yep, we have all those above - words which are used for different meanings but are spelt the same!!!!!!

    Like you say, It is a crazy language - and I am STILL learning it!!!!! lol

    And thank you for that great insight to the complex language we have - one which they say is the hardest to learn as a 'foreign language'!!!!!
    Rich

    "Most of my life I have done what I wanted to do. I have had fun on the job.
    I have never been able to confine that fun to office hours." ~ Walt Disney

  5. #110
    tiggerguy's Avatar
    tiggerguy is offline All Around Good Guy
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    amongst the loonies
    Posts
    17,430
    Here is a few sound alikes

    They're over there by their car.

    I was too tired to count to two.

    I guessed at which guest was here first
    Brian
    WDWRadio Moderator

  6. #111
    trickster's Avatar
    trickster is offline Hakuna Matata!!... It means no worries!!
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Lancaster - NW England
    Posts
    45,918
    Quote Originally Posted by tiggerguy
    Here is a few sound alikes

    They're over there by their car.

    I was too tired to count to two.

    I guessed at which guest was here first
    More examples of a wonderful language!!!!!!!
    Rich

    "Most of my life I have done what I wanted to do. I have had fun on the job.
    I have never been able to confine that fun to office hours." ~ Walt Disney

  7. #112
    dzney4lyf's Avatar
    dzney4lyf is offline i come with a warning
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    in my own little world
    Posts
    12,747
    I think Melissa has to clear UP her issues.. they're starting to show UP!!!

  8. #113
    trickster's Avatar
    trickster is offline Hakuna Matata!!... It means no worries!!
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Lancaster - NW England
    Posts
    45,918
    Quote Originally Posted by dzney4lyf
    I think Melissa has to clear UP her issues.. they're starting to show UP!!!

    Lori, are you talking about that short post a few posts back?!!!!
    Rich

    "Most of my life I have done what I wanted to do. I have had fun on the job.
    I have never been able to confine that fun to office hours." ~ Walt Disney

  9. #114
    SnwhtNdwrfs's Avatar
    SnwhtNdwrfs is offline Dancing with the dwarfs!
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Being entertained by the voices in my head
    Posts
    45,930
    Did Melissa think we are all blind? I did break my glasses the other day but...


  10. #115
    trickster's Avatar
    trickster is offline Hakuna Matata!!... It means no worries!!
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Lancaster - NW England
    Posts
    45,918
    .... lol!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Rich

    "Most of my life I have done what I wanted to do. I have had fun on the job.
    I have never been able to confine that fun to office hours." ~ Walt Disney

  11. #116
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Posts
    46,886
    Quote Originally Posted by SnwhtNdwrfs
    Did Melissa think we are all blind? I did break my glasses the other day but...
    Hey! I copied and pasted it from an email that I received it in just as it is!

  12. #117
    SnwhtNdwrfs's Avatar
    SnwhtNdwrfs is offline Dancing with the dwarfs!
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Being entertained by the voices in my head
    Posts
    45,930
    Sure, sure, whatever you say! I believe you.


  13. #118
    trickster's Avatar
    trickster is offline Hakuna Matata!!... It means no worries!!
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Lancaster - NW England
    Posts
    45,918
    ... What ever it is a great post!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Rich

    "Most of my life I have done what I wanted to do. I have had fun on the job.
    I have never been able to confine that fun to office hours." ~ Walt Disney

  14. #119
    vixen101485's Avatar
    vixen101485 is offline Queen of the Swaps, bow before me
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Posts
    5,948
    That is very funny...I sent it on to BF's dad.....tho I did size it down a bit...lol The guy is old but he's not blind..lol
    It's a Disney thing. If you understood, your only question would be "can I go?"



    TRICK OR TREAT FOR UNICEF
    FOR MORE INFO CLICK THIS LINK http://inside.unicefusa.org/goto/Meghyn

  15. #120
    Tricksters Girl's Avatar
    Tricksters Girl is offline McQueen and Sally parked beneath the tree K-I-S-somethin'-somethin'-somet
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Busy, Busy, Busy.
    Posts
    3,305
    That was one BIG post





    So much to do, So little time to do it in


Page 8 of 22 FirstFirst ... 67891018 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •