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My First Blog Post » Rowena’s Blog

My First Blog Post

Finally after being bitten by the blog bug and a few days of checking out Wordpress themes, decided to go ahead with this scruffy look for my blog (or should I take that orange theme? or gasper one? urrrgh, forget them!). Must say that looking at my hubby’s blog did inspire me…he really is a man of few words and he had so many posts in a matter of days. 

I come from a family of mixed descent. But however someone down the line came to the conclusion that our mother tongue is english and so it got stuck like that. People in my college in Chennai found it weird that my mother tongue was not an Indian language. A blessing in disguise though when it came to the ragging. They were  like ‘Oh, let her go, she won’t understand us.’ What a relief! Come to think of it, except for a little Hindi and some very broken Tamil, the only language I can speak fluently is English - uh oh :(

English could be really  quite confusing. Came across this poem the other day…made me wonder 

The Very Funny English language

We’ll begin with a box and the plural is boxes.
But the plural of ox should be oxen, not oxes.

The one fowl is a goose but two are called geese,
Yet the plural of moose should never be meese.

You may find a lone mouse or a whole set of mice,
Yet the plural of house is houses not hice.

If the plural of man is always called men,
Why shouldn’t the plural of pan be called pen?

If I speak of a foot and you show me your feet,
And I give you a boot, would a pair be called beet?

If one is a tooth and a whole set are teeth,
Why should not the plural of booth be called beeth?

Then one may be that and three would be those,
Yet hat in the plural wouldn’t be hose.
And the plural of cat is cats and not cose.

We speak of a brother and also of brethren,
But though we say Mother, we never say Methren,

Then the masculine pronouns are he, his and him,
But imagine the feminine she, shis and shim,

So English, I fancy you will all agree,
Is the funniest language you ever did see.

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