Sunday, January 23, 2005

Fun with Singulars and Plurals

Sprout is really into eating cheese these days. "Mummy, want cheese." "Mummy, want eat cheese."

Yesterday, I gave him yet another small piece of cheddar. He held it up and said, "Dat's a chee." "No," I said, "That's cheese."

I can't imagine trying to learn a language like English, where there are words like "keys" and "key", but "cheese" and "piece of cheese". Not to mention "cheeses".


Blogger Alicia said...

have you ever seen the comic, Gallagher? he's got a whole skit about the English language and its absurdities. example: comb and tomb and bomb.

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