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    For all you Africaans ...

    ... and anyone else wanting to speak better English!!!


    • The bandage was wound around the wound.
    • The farm was used to produce produce.
    • The dump was so full that it had to refuse more refuse.
    • He could lead if he would get the lead out.
    • The soldier decided to desert his dessert in the desert.
    • Since there is no time like the present, he thought it was time to present the present.
    • I did not object to the object.
    • The insurance was invalid for the invalid.
    • There was a row among the oarsmen about how to row.
    • They were too close to the door to close it.
    • The buck does funny things when the does are present.
    • To help with planting, the farmer taught his sow to sow.
    • The wind was too strong to wind the sail.
    • Upon seeing the tear in the painting I shed a tear.
    • I had to subject the subject to a series of tests.
    • How can I intimate this to my most intimate friend?



    Let's face it - English is a language. There is no egg in eggplant, nor ham in hamburger; neither apple nor pine in pineapple. English muffins weren't invented in England or French fries in France. Sweetmeats are candies while sweetbreads, which aren't sweet, are meat. We take English for granted. But if we explore its paradoxes, we find that quicksand can work slowly, boxing rings are square and a guinea pig is neither from Guinea nor is it a pig.

    And why is it that writers write but fingers don't fing, grocers don't groce and hammers don't ham? If the plural of tooth is teeth, why isn't the plural of booth, beeth? One goose, 2 geese. So one moose, 2 meese? One index, 2 indices? Doesn't it seem crazy that you can make amends but not one amend? If you have a bunch of odds and ends and get rid of all but one of them, what do you call it?

    If teachers taught, why didn't preachers praught? If a vegetarian eats vegetables, what does a humanitarian eat? Sometimes I think all the English speakers should be committed to an asylum for the verbally insane. In what language do people recite at a play and play at a recital? Ship by truck and send cargo by ship? Have noses that run and feet that smell?

    How can a slim chance and a fat chance be the same, while a wise man and a wise guy are opposites? You have to marvel at the unique lunacy of a language in which your house can burn up as it burns down, in which you fill in a form by filling it out and in which, an alarm goes off by going on.

    English was invented by people, not computers, and it reflects the creativity of the human race, which, of course, is not a race at all. That is why, when the stars are out, they are visible, but when the lights are out, they are invisible.

    PS. - Why doesn't 'Buick' rhyme with 'quick'?

    You lovers of the English language might enjoy this .

    There is a two-letter word that perhaps has more meanings than any other two-letter word, and that is 'UP.'

    It's easy to understand UP , meaning toward the sky or at the top of the list, but when we awaken in the morning, why do we wake UP? At a meeting, why does a topic come UP? Why do we speak UP and why are the officers UP for election and why is it UP to the secretary to write UP a report?

    We call UP our friends. And we use it to brighten UP a room, polish UP the silver, we warm UP the leftovers and clean UP the kitchen. We lock UP the house and some guys fix UP the old car. At other times the little word has real special meaning. People stir UP trouble, line UP for tickets, work UP an appetite, and think UP excuses. To be dressed is one thing but to be dressed UP is special.

    And this UP is confusing. A drain must be opened UP because it is stopped UP. We open UP a store in the morning but we close it UP at night.

    We seem to be pretty mixed UP about UP! To be knowledgeable about the proper uses of UP, look the word UP 'UP' in the dictionary. In a desk-sized dictionary, it takes UP almost 1/4th of the page and can add UP to about thirty definitions. If you are UP to it, you might try building UP a list of the many ways UP is used. It will take UP a lot of your time, but if you don't give UP, you may wind UP with a hundred or more. When it threatens to rain, we say it is clouding UP. When the sun comes out we say it is clearing UP .

    When it rains, it wets the earth and often messes things UP. When it doesn't rain for awhile, things dry UP.

    One could go on and on, but I'll wrap it UP, for now my time is UP, so......... Time to shut UP!
    "Your name and renown
    is the desire of our hearts."
    (Isaiah 26:8)

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    Thanks Cyberseeker .... yup, we understand that there is neither under nor stand in understand




    We say colour, you say color
    We say honour, you say honor

    .... or is that the Americans that can't spell

    Were you addressing the Afrikaans speaking people or Africans..... two different groups of people because Aficaans is the incorrect spelling for either/both of those two words

    Afrikaans is the language the Afrikaner speaks, and African is a people living in Africa, generally referring to a dark skinned population, yet you get Caucasian Africans also
    I am an Causation Afrikaans speaking African Thus I am an Afrikaner.

    Language is fun

    If you speak Afrikaans incorrectly.... it sounds hilarious
    The LORD is my Miracle

    G_d was gracious He has shown favor


    Hope is a seed
    God plants in our hearts
    to remind us
    there are better things ahead.
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    net in Afrikaans ...

    kan sy sy sy das teen sy sy streel .......
    Ps 139 Klim ek op na die hemel, U is daar; en maak ek die doderyk my bed, kyk, U is daar! Neem ek die vleuels van die dageraad, gaan ek by die uiteinde van die see woon, ook daar sou u hand my lei en u regterhand my vashou.

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    Hoekom is dit pad - paaie, maar nie stad - staaie nie ? Hoekom is dit stad - stede , en nie pad - pede nie ?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Die Filadelfieer View Post
    Hoekom is dit pad - paaie, maar nie stad - staaie nie ? Hoekom is dit stad - stede , en nie pad - pede nie ?

    Because they are on a FORUM.....en ons op 'n FORUM.

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    Can you use "had" 7 times in a row?

    Mary and Jane had to make sentences with "had" and "had had"

    Well, Jane, while Mary had had "had", had had "had had."

    ;-)
    Joh 8:32 "And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free."

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    , julle gaan hierie ingelsmanne heel deurmekruis h en ek glo nie een ingelsman sal deurmekruis kan vertaal nie, ook nie ingelsman nie..., miksien moet ons so bietjie Griekwa met mekaar praat...
    The Lord is our Shepherd
    die Here sal voorsien
    its the only method
    glo dit en jy sal sien

    The power of His glory
    is the punch line of this story,
    ek staan verwonderd en tog
    het U alles volmaak besorg


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    Quote Originally Posted by Philip dT View Post
    Can you use "had" 7 times in a row?

    Mary and Jane had to make sentences with "had" and "had had"

    Well, Jane, while Mary had had "had", had had "had had."

    ;-)
    Laat my dink aan die storie van toe was was was...

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    There once was a farmer who went out to go and shoot a iron pig with his double walk hail gun in his mealie lands....
    Dis alles net genade -Ma Grace
    "My genade is vir jou genoeg, want my krag word in swakheid volbring"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Son of the South View Post
    Laat my dink aan die storie van toe was was was...
    I got a couple of dinks in my van too but not bad enough to go to the panel beater.
    "Your name and renown
    is the desire of our hearts."
    (Isaiah 26:8)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyberseeker View Post
    I got a couple of dinks in my van too but not bad enough to go to the panel beater.

    OK Cyberseeker.... this 'dink' of yours is not the same as the Afr. dink..... our dink is actually : think ..... Do you see what I mean... our language is 'ha-ha funny'
    The LORD is my Miracle

    G_d was gracious He has shown favor


    Hope is a seed
    God plants in our hearts
    to remind us
    there are better things ahead.
    -Holley Gerth


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    As 'n dokter gedokter moet word moet die dokter wat dokter die dokter dokter soos die die dokter altyd dokter, of moet die dokter wat dokter die dokter dokter soos die dokter gedokter wil word ?

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    Fila.....
    The LORD is my Miracle

    G_d was gracious He has shown favor


    Hope is a seed
    God plants in our hearts
    to remind us
    there are better things ahead.
    -Holley Gerth


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    Quote Originally Posted by Die Filadelfieer View Post
    As 'n dokter gedokter moet word moet die dokter wat dokter die dokter dokter soos die die dokter altyd dokter, of moet die dokter wat dokter die dokter dokter soos die dokter gedokter wil word ?
    Dit dokter die dokter soos 'n gedokterde dokter gedokter wil dokter as die dokter gedokter wil word deur die dokter wat dokters dokter, gedokterde Dokter, s die dokter vir die dokter wat dokters dokter!
    The Lord is our Shepherd
    die Here sal voorsien
    its the only method
    glo dit en jy sal sien

    The power of His glory
    is the punch line of this story,
    ek staan verwonderd en tog
    het U alles volmaak besorg


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    Sal die engelsman hierdie rympies kan opse?

    Hierdie rympies moet vinnig opges word. Begin stadig en s dit al hoe vinnig. Dit is baie goeie oefeninge vir enige kind. Dit leer hulle om nie te struikel oor woorde as hulle praat en boonop is dit vet pret.
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    Die kok die kook
    die bok se kop
    in die koperpot.
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    My meul maal mre meel,
    more maal my meul meel.
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    My liewe neef Louw
    my neus jeuk nou.
    Jeuk my liewe neef Louw
    se neus ook nou?
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    My ma saai slaaisaad
    my ma saai saaisaad.
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    Die kat die krap
    die timmerman
    se krulle van die trap.
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    Rooi beetblaar, rooi bloedblaar, rooi bladblaar.
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    Brei jy, bly jy, brou jy,
    gly jy, gryp jy, grou jy?
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    My pa draai drie rolle draad.
    draai jou pa ook drie rolle draad.
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    Die duiwel druk die domme donkie dwarsdeur die drie dubbele doringdraad
    dat die domme donkie dwarsdeur die drie dubbele doringdraad dwars draai.
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    Polonie palop
    die perd galop
    die hoogte op.
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    Vierhonderd ronde aartappels rol oor vierhonderd ronde solders.
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    Doors dink daars drieduisend duisendpote deur die dooi see.
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    Sannie Swart sien sewe swart slange seil sonder sewe sterte.
    Sannie Swart sien sewe swart slange sonder sterte seil sy s sy seil saam.
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    Tant Griet, wat word
    dan tog van Tol
    as Tol nou al
    so in die rietpol rol?
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    Jan pak ʼn kis
    ek pak ʼn kis.
    Onder sit ʼn man
    die kiste pakke kan;
    Bo sit ʼn vrou
    die kiste pakke wou.

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