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    English, you gotta love it

    How many other languages have so many meanings for the same word?

    Can you read these right the first time?

    1) The bandage was wound around the wound.
    2) The farm was used to produce produce.
    3) The dump was so full that it had to refuse more refuse.
    4) We must polish the Polish furniture
    5) The soldier decided to desert his dessert in the desert.
    6) Since there is no time like the present, he thought it was time to
    present the present.
    7) A bass was painted on the head of the bass drum.
    When shot at, the dove dove into the bushes.
    9) I did not object to the object.
    10) The insurance was invalid for the invalid.
    11) There was a row among the oarsmen about how to row.
    12) They were too close to the door to close it.
    13) A seamstress and a sewer fell down into a sewer line.
    14) To help with planting, the farmer taught his sow to sow.
    15) The wind was too strong to wind the sail.
    16) Upon seeing the tear in the painting I shed a tear.
    17) I had to subject the subject to a series of tests.
    1 How can I intimate this to my most intimate friend?
    "There's one way to find out if a man is honest-ask him. If he says 'yes,' you know he is a crook." Groucho Marx