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基督城分会通讯 – 2012年12月





下次会面 – 年度会议,2013228


发言者:Phil Rolston 中国的食物和食物安全


Phil Rolston博士是Lincoln AgResearch的高级草原科学家,至1983年以来他已经访问中国55次以上。




The English Plural According to ….


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, but two are called geese,

Yet the plural of moose should never be meese;

You may find a lone mouse or a nest full of mice,

Yet the plural of house is houses, not hice.


If the plural of man is always called men,

Why 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 ?



Then one may be that, & three would be those,

Yet hat in the plural would never be hose;

And the plural of cat is cats, not cose.

We speak of a brother & also of brethren,

But though we say mother, we never say methren.

Then the masculine pronouns are he, his & him,

But imagine the feminine: she, shis & shim !

George Carlin was an American stand-up comedian, social critic and satirist; a very funny man. There will be more of this poem in the February newsletter.



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