VŠECHNY LEKCE ZDE
Here’s just one example to start with:
"The band-aid was wound around the wound."
Obviously, the words "wound" and "wound" mean two very different things, yet one can "play" with them to create this potentially confusing sentence. Examples:
"Are you working hard, or hardly working?" or "Only in English do you recite things at a play, and play things at a recital" or "The soldier decided to desert his dessert and leave it behind in the desert."
Some plays on words exist in the form of what are called "tongue twisters." Here are three classic examples in the English language:
1. "If one doctor doctors another doctor, does the doctor who doctors the doctor doctor the doctor the way the doctor he is doctoring doctors?
"Or does he doctor the doctor the way the doctor who doctors doctors?"
2. "She sells seashells by the seashore. The shells she sells surely won’t sail. Since she sells sea shells and not ship sails, surely she’ll sell all the shiny sea shells she’s soon shipping out on sale."
3. "Ned Nott was shot and Sam Shott was not. So it is better to be Shott than Nott.
"Some say Nott was not shot. But Shott says he shot Nott. Either the shot Shott shot at Nott was not shot, or Nott was shot. If the shot Shott shot shot Nott, Nott was shot.
"But if the shot Shott shot shot Shott, then Shott was shot, not Nott.
"However, the shot Shott shot shot not Shott -- but Nott." :-)
Jokes of the Day
American comedian George Carlin is known for making shrewd social commentary and one-liners. Here are a few examples:
"Did you ever notice just how expensive Evian bottled water is? What’s Evian spelled backwards?"
"One tequila, two tequila, three tequila, floor."
"Is there another word for synonym?"
"I like Florida. Everything is in the 80s. The temperature, your life expectancy, even people’s IQs."
"Los Angeles is 200 miles wide and two inches deep."
"Don’t sweat the petty things and don’t pet the sweaty things."
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