1. Mechanical Keyboard
3. Piano score: Beethoven Sonata Opus 23 in F-minor, 3rd Movement, Appasionata
4. Piano/Violin scores from any animation
We’ll begin with a box, and the plural is boxes,
But the plural of ox becomes oxen, not oxes.
One fowl is a goose, and two are called geese,
Yet the plural of moose is never meese.
You may find a lone mouse or a nest full of mice,
Then why is the plural of house not hice?
If the plural of man is always men,
Then shouldn’t the plural of pan be called pen?
If I speak of my foot and show you my feet,
And I give you a boot, would a pair be called beet?
If one is a tooth and a whole set are teeth,
Why shouldn’t the plural of booth be called beeth?
One of something may be that, while three would be those,
Yet hat in the plural would never be hose, and the plural of cat is cats, not cose.
We remember the masculine pronouns as he, his and him,
But imagine the feminine: she, shis and shim!
Let’s face it – English is a crazy language.
There is no egg in an eggplant, nor ham in a hamburger;
Neither apple nor pine in pineapple.
In what other language do people recite at a play and play at a recital?
Even English muffins weren’t invented in England!
Doesn’t it seem strange that you can make amends but not an amend,
And we ship by truck but send cargo by ship?
Quicksand can work slowly, boxing rings are square,
and a guinea pig is neither from Guinea nor is it a pig.
We have noses that run and feet that smell.
We park in a driveway and drive in a parkway.
And how can a slim chance and a fat chance be the same,
while a wise man and a wise guy are opposites?
If teachers taught, why didn’t preachers praught?
If a vegetarian eats vegetables, what does a humanitarian eat?
If Father is Pop then can I call Mother Mop,
If people from Poland are called Poles
Then should we call people from Holland Holes?
And why is it that writers write but fingers don’t fing,
grocers don’t groce and hammers don’t ham?
So if you have a bunch of odds and ends,
and get rid of all but one of them, what do you call it?
You have to marvel at the unique lunacy of a language
in which your house can burn up as it burns down,
And you fill in a form by filling it out.
Only in English does your alarm go off by going on,
And the lights go off by going out!