Joke 792

24 May

English Words With Quirky Logic

  • There is no egg in eggplant, nor ham in hamburger.

    Guinea Pig baby. About 8 hours old.

    Guinea Pig baby. About 8 hours old. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

  • Have you noticed that there is neither apple nor pine in pineapple?
  • English muffins weren’t invented in England.
  • French fries do not originate in France.
  • A guinea pig is neither from Guinea nor is it a pig.
  • There are no hogs in Hogmanay.
  • Why is it that writers write but fingers don’t fing, grocers don’t groce and hammers don’t ham?
  • You cannot buy boots in Boots. You cannot buy threshers in Threshers.  The Superdrug chain is a big disappointment.
  • Quicksand only works slowly
  • If the plural of tooth is teeth, why isn’t the plural of booth beeth?
  • If teachers taught, why didn’t preachers praught?
  • If a vegetarian eats vegetables, what does a humanitarian eat?
  • Sweetmeats are sweets while sweetbreads, which aren’t sweet, are meat.

From Will & Guy.

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16 Responses to “Joke 792”

  1. Terry May 24, 2013 at 04:15 #

    If a vegetarian eats vegetables, what does a humanitarian eat? hahaha, us!!!!

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  2. jatwood4 May 24, 2013 at 04:34 #

    I didn’t know the last one. ^|^

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  3. viveka May 24, 2013 at 07:07 #

    Great one, Linda …. vegetarian one … my favorite. Have a good weekend now.

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  4. Kiwidutch May 24, 2013 at 09:22 #

    The ” boots” one got us until we remembered that we bought some medication for mosquito bites at a shop called Boots… I googled it and found it was a chemist chain… 🙂

    We call pineapples “ananas” and they were named becuase they looked a bit like a pinecone… but where the “apple” bit came from, I have no clue…..

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  5. viv blake May 24, 2013 at 09:36 #

    Excellent: giggles all round.

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  6. granny1947 May 24, 2013 at 13:24 #

    Love them.

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  7. Janie Jones May 24, 2013 at 13:37 #

    If olive oil is made from olives, and corn oil is made from corn, what is baby oil made from??

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  8. mairedubhtx May 24, 2013 at 13:45 #

    Why indeed?

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  9. colonialist May 24, 2013 at 20:23 #

    Hey, you used the words English and logic in conjunction! Bwahahahahaha!

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  10. Grannymar May 24, 2013 at 20:28 #

    See those English wans, they are a law unto themselves!!!!!!!!!!!

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  11. sharechair May 24, 2013 at 20:51 #

    I love English Muffins. Trader Joe’s sells “British Muffins”.

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  12. slpmartin May 25, 2013 at 01:12 #

    A lot of very cute ones in this group.

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