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Evenementen in Nederland

 

11 en 12 december 2021
Charles Dickens Festijn
te Deventer.
In 2020 gaat het helaas niet door, want Ebenezer Scrooge valt vanwege zijn leeftijd binnen de risicogroep van het Coronavirus.

 

 

Feest- en gedenkdagen in de Engelstalige wereld

 

23 april  - Engeland

Day of St. George (Sint Jorisdag)

De sterfdag van de patroonheilige van Engeland.

 

 

25 april - Australië en Nieuw-Zeeland

Anzac Day 

Veteranendag. Een dag om stil te staan bij alle Austaliërs en Nieuw-Zeelanders die hebben gediend en gevallen zijn in gewapende conflicten en vredesoperaties. 

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Why English is difficult



 

 

Have you ever wondered why foreigners have trouble with the English Language?

 

Let's face it.
English is a stupid language.


There is no egg in the eggplant
No ham in the 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 beeth
If the teacher taught,
Why didn't the preacher praught.

 

If a vegetarian eats vegetables
What the heck does a humanitarian eat!?
Why do people recite at a play
Yet play at a recital?
Park on driveways and
Drive on parkways.

 

 

You have to marvel at the unique lunacy
Of a language where a house can burn up as
It burns down
And in which you fill in a form
By filling it out
And a bell is only heard once it goes!

 

English was invented by people, not computers
And it reflects the creativity of the human race
(Which of course isn't a race at all)

That is why
When the stars are out they are visible
But when the lights are out they are invisible
And why it is that when I wind up my watch
It starts
But when I wind up this observation,
It ends.

 

 




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Citaat van de dag

" Er bestaat een zeker genoegen in de waanzin dat niemand dan de waanzinnigen kent.
There is a pleasure sure in being mad, which none but madmen know. "
- John Dryden -
(1631-1700)
Engels dichter.

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