Thursday, February 17, 2005

English is a Crazy Language!

In todays issue:
1)English is a Crazy Language
2)Wonderful News
3)More Exciting News
4)Thank yous!

As a communicator, people will send me many different things on language and communicating. Following is one of those; enjoy

English is a Crazy Language

There is neither 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. However, if we explore its paradoxes,
we find that quicksand can work slowly, boxing rings are square
and a guinea pig is neither a pig nor from Guinea.

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?

If you have a bunch of odds and ends and get rid of all but one of them,
what do you call it? (Answer- Is it odd that you have just one?)

If teachers taught, why don'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 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.

People, not computers, invented English 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.

And finally, why doesn't 'Buick' rhyme with 'Quick'?

P.S. If you like what you're reading in this
newsletter, you'll love the book,
“Overcoming Barriers to Communication”

It's an interactive manual that takes you through the steps to help
you overcome challenges in communicating and connecting with others.
Overcoming Barriers to Communciation

2) Wonderful News!

Each week I write ezine artices and have them posted on Ezine articles.
They have given me expert author status and also sent this message;

'The quality of your articles have impressed us. :-)
You have now earned our 'PLATINUM' membership level. This is a status that
can not be bought and can only be earned by sending in quality articles.
Only a small fraction of our thousands of authors ever obtain this level.'

This puts me in the riding with people like Jim Rohn.
I am thrilled and honored by this standing.
You can read them at:

3)More Exciting News!

As many know, I will be heading down to Texas in March to attend the
Double Birthday Bash Seminar.
I am honored also that Joel has asked me to Co-MC this huge event!

Several of the guest speakers are being interviewed on the web and
telephone leading up to the event.
To get the schedule go to:

or download the brand-new LIVE webinar video and audio technology at;
Live Webinar Technology

If you have any question, let me know.

4) Thank You's
I love and appreciate all of the feedback that I have been recieving.
Thank you for your kind support.

'You're truly a teacher at heart with your patience and
reassuring voice!
What charisma you exult!'
-Etienne A. Gibbs

If you have any question, let me know.
In the mean time, my adorable grandson Areilio is having his 2nd birthday,
so I am going to help him celebrate!
Have a great day!

All the Best!
Maria Boomhower
The Master Communicator


At 1:20 p.m., Blogger dataminer said...

I've known Maria only a few months now . I do find her ezines and interviews refreshingly
informative,insightful and yet practical. Keep up the good work!!

Happy Birthday Areillio!!



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