Thursday, September 12, 2013

Ambiguities, idiosyncrasies of language a cause for laughter, consternation

Read this article and feel sorry for people trying to learn English.   - - Donna Poisl

By: Bernie Hughes, Superior Telegram

People new in our country and learning English tell me that English is very difficult to learn. One of their problems appears to be ambiguities and idiosyncrasies. You can see the problem a person new to our country would have with the following headlines:

Drunk gets nine months in violin case

Grandmother of eight makes hole in one

They do illustrate ambiguities and idiosyncrasies. If you cared to Google “contract law,” you would be able to find a great number. It isn’t difficult to see how many lawyers and court personnel have some difficult work to handle as they reconcile such contract language.
Click on the HEADLINE above to read the rest of this story! This is only a small part of it.

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