English is a strange language - a poem "Let's face it.
English is a strange language.
There is no egg in the eggplant,
No ham in the hamburger,
And neither pine nor apple in the pineapple..." (christadelphianbooks.org)
English is crazy! - A Poem about Plurals "We'll begin with box, and the plural is boxes,
But the plural of ox should be oxen, not oxes..." (fun-with-words.com)
Pronunciation Poem(a joke) - with AUDIO "Just compare heart, beard, and heard,
Dies and diet, lord and word,
Sword and sward, retain and Britain..." (anglaisfacile.com)
English Pronunciation Poem - Listen to it. - Difficult
English "I take it you already know
Of tough and bough and cough and dough?
Others may stumble but not you
On hiccough, thorough, slough and through." (kico4u.de)
The Linguists - We Are the World
"Some of the professors and students of the last 20 years of the Budapest ELTE-MTA Theoretical Linguistics Programme sing on the occasion of the 20th birthday of the department." The full lyrics are available in the YouTube pulldown box. "We are all a part of
God's linguist family,
And the truth, you know, grammar's all we need." (YouTube)
Pete Seeger - All Mixed Up(YouTube) + the LYRICS "You know this language that we speak
Is part German, part Latin, and part Greek
With some Celtic and Arabic all in the heap..."
is cuh-ray-zeeby Pete Seeger : "English is the most widely spoken language in the history of the
One out of every seven human beings can speak or read it.
Half the world's books, 3/4 of the international mail are in English.
It has the largest vocabulary, perhaps two million words,
And a noble body of literature. But face it:
English is cuh-ray-zee!"