English is a very PHUNNY language

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Don’t give up on English.  French:——-N’est-ce pas ?  English——Right ?tebut ADUMBRATE:—-foreshadow or reveal. to overshadow or conceal, to outline in a shadowy way —or to reveal some, conceal some. 

There are combinations of words that don’t  make sense.  RAISE means to build up.  RAZE means to tear down.  The opposite of FASTEN is LOOSEN but UNFASTEN and UNLOOSEN are the same.  If you look over something, you give it a good look.  If you overlook it, you don’t look at it at all.  If you oversee it, you give it a good look again. 

The word AWFUL used to mean something AWE-INSPIRING, like a Cathedral but the kids who go there on Sundays said, ” You ever see such an awful Church ?”  “No, I’ve seen Churches, but this takes the cake for awful,” and they would make gagging sounds, and the word acquired the meaning it has now. 

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4 thoughts on “English is a very PHUNNY language

  1. Love this sort of thing. Sometimes, English seems like a language put together by a lunatic when the moon was full. 🙂 But, as the US army can attest, we’re a nation of ‘Borrowers’. We’ve borrowed a bit of language here, a bit of language there, with the result that we have this glorious, rich hodge-podge today. I believe the French, in trying to protect the ‘purity’ of their language, do themselves a disservice. It’s a living thing; let it live a little!

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