English is Greek to me!

English, a language, rich and refined;

All too often, boggles the mind;

The plural of goose is geese;

But, the plural of noose is nooses?

Fellow poets, help me please!

Two mongeese? Or two mongooses?

 

◄ just ducking around!

Mother Knows Best ►

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John Coopey

Wed 28th Aug 2019 17:51

You’re absolutely right, Chrystel.
And what about rough, cough, bough, dough, bought?

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Don Matthews

Sun 25th Aug 2019 22:54

Crystal here
Chrystel there
Crazy English
Everywhere

Spell Don differently. I dare you....?

Donn?.....get lost.

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Jason Bayliss

Sun 25th Aug 2019 22:44

Tis my mother tongue and I have to say, me too. Prime example below lifted from guiness world records. I have to say I can't think of more than about 10 definitions.?

"The word with the most meanings in English is the verb 'set', with 430 senses listed in the Second Edition of the Oxford English Dictionary, published in 1989. The word commands the longest entry in the dictionary at 60,000 words, or 326,000 characters."

J. x

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Lisa C Bassignani

Sun 25th Aug 2019 21:26

Chrystel,
I checked and its both! Gotta love that crazy English!!!
Lisa

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