Some of Confusing English


Sorry friends for irregularity.I’m back to Sunday Fun after after a two weeks break.Here goes the Sunday fun of today taking some rest from  programming. Today I’m going to talk about English language. It’s become one of the most essential language for me and hope for many people as well. But here are some of CONFUSING ENGLISH terms that makes me headache, would u help me?

1. If Fed Ex and UPS were to merge, would they call it Fed UP?

2. Do Lipton Tea employees take coffee breaks?

3. If olive oil comes from olives, where does baby oil come from?

4. If people from Poland are called Poles, why aren’t people from Holland called Holes?

5. Do infants enjoy infancy as much as adults enjoy adultery?

6. Why the man who invests all your money called a broker?

7. If horrific means to make horrible, does terrific mean to make terrible?

8. Why is it called building when it is already built?

9. If a book about failures doesn’t sell, is it a success?

10. If you’re not supposed to drink and drive, then why do bars have parking lots?

11. If you take an Oriental person and spin him around several times, does he become disoriented?

12. If vegetarians eat vegetables, what do humanitarians eat?? Human ??

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16 Comments on “Some of Confusing English”

  • Felix wrote on 15 December, 2008, 2:13

    Why is it called building when it is already built? Great!!!!…realy good!

  • stratosg wrote on 17 December, 2008, 23:25

    As always HILARIUS. I’d like to add a relevant one “if you try to fail and you succeed, have you succeeded or failed?” (it’s called Russel’s paradox btw). Keep them coming!

  • Roshan wrote on 18 December, 2008, 18:12

    @stratosg – LOL……..sure dude…..

  • christoph wrote on 30 December, 2008, 18:41

    Hi. How sad to notice that this blog nearly is dead nowadays, seemed so promissing to me!



  • Chandan wrote on 3 January, 2009, 11:52


    really very good …

  • Tilal wrote on 6 March, 2009, 13:58

    If you say you always tell a lie it means that “you always tell a lie” is also a lie, it means that you always speak truth, if you always speak truth then it meas that “you always tell a lie” is also a truth, then what exactly do you do..???

  • science_kid wrote on 5 April, 2009, 10:23

    Bad English is a big good problem .
    really it sucks

  • sohbet wrote on 2 July, 2009, 13:23

    hi good thank you master

  • Mark Pennington wrote on 20 August, 2009, 3:31

    English can be so confusing. No wonder it’s so tough for English language learners. Laugh a bit and sigh a bit as you check out English Can Be So Confusing.

  • Sujit wrote on 30 August, 2009, 9:26

    Great Post! the tips are really useful to maintain fat. Thanks!!

  • Rajesh wrote on 15 October, 2009, 16:46

    Great ones!!

  • Dinesh wrote on 18 November, 2009, 8:13

    I have more confusion! Hotdog is neither hot nor made of dog. Why called so..?

  • Spencer Jackson wrote on 28 November, 2009, 9:09

    English is a language made up from “Latin, French and Norse” and therefore it should come as no surprise that the is an anagram for “Is Enchanted Land Forlorn”. English is both annoying and beautiful, in equal measures ;-)

    Great Post !

  • gadget news wrote on 7 September, 2010, 3:10

    nice one..

  • samit wrote on 14 September, 2010, 8:18

    Great Post Thanks for sharing.


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