A dictionary, with the word dictionary in bold
17 Dec 2018

Bear with me

David Green Health and Safety Representative

Please bare with me whilst you read this blog. Or shall I say, please bear with me whilst you read this blog. Now read the opening line again. Having read the opening line again do you see where I’m going with this?

We all no those people, you know, them who text and ask if your ok? If you don’t know what I’m talking about, you’re in a minority. Okay, so it’s clear where I’m going with this. Over their? Or shall we go over there? Over there would be better wouldn’t it… Some would know immediately which is correct but there the clever ones – Maybe others would know immediately which is correct and they’re the clever ones…

I’m not sure what effect this blog will have on you – I very much doubt it will even affect you at all. It was a discussion in the office the other day about weather to use an “A” before ffect or whether to use an “E” which prompted me to right this blog in the first place – sorry, to write this blog in the first place.

The English language really is the most awkward of all two learn – those who speak it as a second language and find themselves fluent in too or more languages really do need commending. It’s hard enough as a first language never mind a second.

As you’ve (hopefully) noticed, there are quite a few mistakes in the above paragraphs but you should have been able to read it (I do mean read and not read or indeed red) exactly the same as if the correct words were used in the text.

Not only do we have words in the English language which are spelt differently but spoken the same, we also have the added difficultly of those words that are spelt exactly the same but spoken differently…

The Polish man is dusting his living room using a tin of polish.

I went to watch the football match live in the town where I live.

The friends went on the lake to row their boat but ended up having a big row.

Please close the door, I don’t want the dog getting too close.

I hope reading this blog hasn’t brought a tear to your eye or indeed, if you’re reading a printed version you haven’t been tempted to tear up the paper it’s printed on. Maybe the paper has blown away in the wind – I haven’t meant to wind anybody up, merely to point out what we all already know – The English language is a law to itself and anyone learning it deserves a medal.

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