Mayday Mayday

I am sure we already shared this one, but I can’t find it, so here it is again for the Ginger Elvis:- Transcript:- (Speaking German)From 0:12:-Voice on Radio:  Mayday mayday.  Hello can you hear us?  Can you hear us? Can you… over…  We are sinking! We are sinking! Coastguard:  Hello. This is the German Coastguard. […]

Nonsense English – Language Article

A haircut?

The hedge needs a haircut.

As far as correct English is concerned this sentence ‘The hedge needs a haircut.’ although grammatically correct, does not make sense. Hedges grow leaves and twigs rather than hair, yet when I said it to my husband on Sunday morning he understood and replied ‘O.K. I’ll do it tomorrow.’, and a few minutes ago he came in and announced, ’I’ve done the hedge”, and the fact is, even if he had said ‘I’ve given the hedge a haircut’, we would both have understood exactly what he meant.