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Aethist No More...: In August, 16-year-old Josh Hempel of Calgary, Alberta, was arguing that God doesn't exist and thought he would prove his point by inviting lightning to strike him down if he was wrong. Shortly after, Hempel was hospitalized after being struck by lightning. He has recovered his health - and probably at least a shred of faith.
Exceptions to the Rule
English is a crazy language...for generations elementary school children, not to mention the average adult, have become confused by the inconsistencies in the English language. No other modern language has so many exceptions to every rule. It seems that for every grammar rule book, there is a need for two books refuting the items found in the primer. In that light we present some oddities...
There is no egg in eggplant nor ham in hamburger; neither apple nor pine in pineapple.
English muffins were not invented in England... or French fries in France.
Sweetmeats are candies... while sweetbreads, which aren't sweet, are meat.
We take English for granted. But if we explore its paradoxes, we find that:
And why is it that writers write, but fingers don't fing...
If the plural of tooth is teeth...
If teachers taught, why didn't preachers praught?
If a vegetarian eats vegetables, what does a humanitarian eat?
In what language do people recite at a play, and play at a recital?
How can a slim chance and a fat chance be the same...
When a house burns up, it burns down.
When the stars are out, they are visible ...
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