Strange English is a collection of statements about English which deserve more thinking about.
- If you take an Oriental person and spin him around several times, does he become disoriented?
- If people from Poland are called “Poles,” why aren’t people from Holland called “Holes?”
- Do infants enjoy infancy as much as adults enjoy adultery?
- If a pig loses its voice, is it disgruntled?
- Why is the man who invests all your money called a broker?
- Why is a person who plays the piano called a pianist but a person who drives a race car not called a racist?
- Why are a wise man and a wise guy opposites?
- Why do overlook and oversee mean opposite things?
- Why isn’t 11 pronounced tenty one?
- “I am” is reportedly the shortest sentence in the English language. Could it be that “I do” is the longest sentence?
- If lawyers are disbarred and clergymen defrocked, doesn’t it follow that electricians can be delighted, musicians denoted, cowboys deranged, models deposed, tree surgeons debarked, and dry cleaners depressed?
- Do Roman paramedics refer to IV’s as “4’s”?
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