Linguistic Peculiarities

A funny poem about the peculiarities of the English language, which have bamboozled foreigners (and the odd native) for centuries.


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English is a very peculiar language that I will grant
E.g. there’s no ham in hamburger or egg in the eggplant
Many foreign visitors never quite manage to grapple
With the fact that there is no pine or apple in a pineapple
English muffins were not invented in England in fact
And French fries were not invented in France to be exact
But if foreigners can’t understand us I don’t give a fig
If a guinea pig is not from Guinea and its not even a pig
So what if Quicksand takes you down slowly, who cares?
And does it matter if the Boxing rings are really squares

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