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“That’s English to Me”

Never laugh at a person’s efforts to speak or write English correctly. Of the four major languages, it is the most difficult to learn: Here’s why:

We’ll begin with the box, the plural of which is boxes; but the plural of ox is oxen, not oxes.

One fowl is a goose, and two are called geese, but the plural of mouse is never meese.

You may find a lone mouse or a whole nest of mice; but the plural of house houses, not hice.

If the plural of man is men, why shouldn’t the plural of pan be pen?

If I speak of a foot and you show me two feet; or give you a boot, would a pair be called beet?

If one is a tooth and a whole set are teeth, why shouldn’t the plural of booth be beeth?

Then, the masculine pronouns are he, his, and him; but imagine the feminine as she shis, and shim!

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