Let’s face it ….


A poem that has been around for some time already, but I came across it again today while attempting to tidy up my desk. Made me chuckle. Hope it will do the same for you.

The English Language

Let’s face it.

English is an odd language.

There is no egg in eggplant

No ham in hamburger

And neither pine nor apple in the pineapple.

English muffins were not invented in England

French fries were not invented in France.

We sometimes take English for granted

But if we examine its paradoxes we find that

Quicksand takes you down slowly

Boxing rings are square

And a guinea pig is neither from Guinea nor is it a pig.


If writers write, how come fingers don’t fing?

If the plural of tooth is teeth

Shouldn’t the plural of phone booth be phone teeth?

If the teacher taught

Why didn’t the preacher praught?


If a vegetarian eats vegetables

What the heck does a humanitarian eat?


When the stars are out they are visible

But when the lights are out they are invisible

And why is it that when I wind up my watch

It starts?

But when I wind up this poem

It ends.