Monday, May 17, 2010

{noses run but feet smell}

A bit of Monday fun with our English Language....
noses run but feet smell
quicksand works slowly
boxing rings are square
guinea pigs are neither from Guinea nor are pigs
there is no egg in eggplant
no ham in hamburger
and neither apple nor pine in pineapple
a slim chance and a fat chance can be the same
while
a wise man and a wise guy are opposites.....
{from virtualtourist.com}
hugs and love....koralee

46 comments:

Dawn said...

And I thought French was hard to learn:) We must confuse Alot of people out there...
(I like your new pictures up Koralee! You are very gifted!)
Have a wonderful day.....(and I really do mean a "wonder-full day"! :)
dawn

Privet and Holly said...

Koralee: SO so clever! As a lover of words, this really made me SMILE! And think! The best two things for starting my day ~ thank you : )
xx P&H

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

What fun post today. Playing with words, so much fun. Every now and then I spend the days doing this: wlack and bhite or kugs and hisses. Hmm, in Dutch one gets the most wonderful new words.
Koralee, your shoes are shoebaloe! Gorgeous color and so so sweet.
Hope you will enjoy a lot of sunshine too today, my friend. xx

Rizzi said...

GOOD MORNING KORALEE,
THEY ARE SO CUTE, I LOVE THE FIRST ONE, NOSES RUN BUT FEET SMELL. HAVE A GREAT DAY WITH LOTS OF SUNSHINE. RIZZI

Kathysue said...

very clever and I have never thought of any of those words from that perspective before. Love it,Kathysue

Jeanette said...

Fun! I'm going to send this one to my daughter today - she is also a logophile.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Thanks for the smile.

Pamela said...

A nice giggle to start Monday morning off waiting for my cup coffee!
Have a great day Koralee!

Maybe we'll see each other at the market in Salt Spring this summer?!
Pamela xo

Martina Voigt-Schmid said...

Lovely to start monday on a funny note like this - you're so creative that way, that's why i always LOVE visiting you!

Rosie said...

Good Morning Sweet One,
This is so very cute! Love your new header...now I have to go back and see how long it took me to notice it...see ya tomorrow...Rosie

LuLu said...

Too cute!!!
xo,
LuLu

pollydove said...

Hi Koralee, what a darling post today! I love your new header ... and I LoVe those shoes! (And I want that sugar cookie on the teacup too!!!)

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

That's a good laugh for a Monday morning! Thanks!

Andrea said...

Hope you have an awesome week.
Blessings,
andrea

Libbie said...

Feet smell but DON't smell feet.

Well, mine don't smell :) I'm a lady :)

Dute post! Fun to read Koralee...as always of course!!!

Martha said...

how cute...love it!

Kissed by an Angel said...

Love that!!
xxxx

It's me said...

It's always fun !! to read your post............

I found .....geen lach zonder glim .....also nice !!

But the translator says this : do not laugh without smiling!............so in the dutch sound it better !! sorry.............happy evening my darling.........hugs from me..........

BonjourRomance said...

This is a fun way to start the week! I keep my French honey's head spinning with all my American sayings which he then tries to use...
Happy week to you Koralee!
Mimi

Casa Bella said...

That is so funny! I love this post to start the week. Thanks, darling!

All things nice... said...

Oh very good, our language is very confusing. In Ireland people say some funny phrases too like a holy terror, hows it going?, Look at your one (meaning look at that woman)and what's the craic..

All things nice...

GardenofDaisies said...

I"m catching up today! I LOVE Your calico blue teapot, and your gorgeous blue bowls! And you are right, those phrases and names don't really make a whole lot of sense do they? :-) Can you imagine how hard it must be for an english language learner to make sense of this language?

Luiza said...

Very clever, Koralee!
These are the things we don´t think of taht often...

Have a nice day, my sweet friend.
Hugs/
Luiza

Becky said...

Oh the english language, lol.Understandably understandible,LOL.

bellaboo said...

Yes,it's a funny old language is English!
I love your examples.

Bellaboo ;0)

Absolutely Ladylike said...

What a fun way to start Monday...thanks for the laugh :-)

Happy Monday!

Cheers: Evi

Maria said...

Hi Koralee!
Oh this post is so much fun!
I love our language! We have the most amazing twists and turns... It's actually a difficult one to learn for foreigners!
OH~
*Your shoes are so pretty*

Do you find that students always notice new shoes?... isn't that funny!

AND~
Thank you so much for your dear, sweet comments ~ I always look forward to them*
Have a wonderful week dear ♥

~Maria

tinajo said...

Haha, that is really funny to me as a swede! We have strange expressions like that in swedish too, that really makes no sense but still are used - very confusing for people who move to Sweden from other countries. :-)

Thanks for posting it, made me smile!

Susan said...

Oh I do love WORDS! Such a fun post, Koralee!
And remember, A dog not only has a fur coat but also pants. hehe :)
Blessings!

Julie Harward said...

These are so true and so funny! I thing there should be something there about a wise woman too! Come say hi :D

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh this is so cool...do you know that next year, I will be teaching English language arts as well as my regular French instruction of social studies and science!!! I am excited to teach English!

Fun post as always sweet Koralee! Anita

Blissitydoodah said...

You are making me hungry for JUMBO SHRIMP :)

Catherine said...

I always heard that if your nose runs and your feet smell you are built backwards... :)

Fun post!
xo Catherine

FrenchBlue said...

So fun my Missy Koralee!! I never realized that we were such complicated people. I always thought English would be the simplest to learn... now I know different:) Have a perfect week my friend!!!
XO

red ticking said...

darling and clever as always... hope you are well sweet friend...xx pam

Beatnheart said...

Nice new header Koralee!

Poppies and Sunshine said...

Fun post! And those shoes are soo cute!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Koralee,

What a sweet new header and lovely post, as usual.
This was fun and brought a smile to my face.
Thank you.

Have a beautiful week, dear friend.
Hugs
Carolyn

nerines said...

That was fun and clever and thanks for being so lovely :-) xo

Val said...

I 'm not sure to understand everything but I'm gonna try again !Thanks for this lesson!
Val

Ocean showroom said...

Hello! what a cute post! Have a wonderful day! Alexandra

Tracey said...

How fun! My daughter would love this post...right up her alley! Are you excited to be winding down the school year??!!

Happy Tuesday Koralee!!

Hugs ~

:) T

Julie said...

I'm so behind on my blogging but here I am and I always know where to go when I need a smile!

Shell said...

A fun post..love it.

CARMELINA LOUNSBURY said...

Koralee...this was thoroughly entertaining!
well, i know four languages..and of all of them, the english one is cracked! lol

i prefer romantic languages...italian, spanish and french....but even english, when spoken properly - like in a Jane Austen novel.....can be sufficiently romantic! right!

ciao bella
creative carmelina was here!!!!!

Becky said...

and why do we drive on a parkway and park on a driveway?