Good Grief!

Present

Write a new post in response to today’s one-word prompt. 

***************

Did you mean present, as in “I’m here”?  Or, as in the present time, being right now?  Or are we talking about a gift, as in a Christmas present?  Or is the emphasis on the second syllable, as in “I’m going to present you with this award”?

 

Good grief.

No wonder people who didn’t grow up speaking English think English is the hardest language in the world to learn.

Even some native English speakers get confused.

istock-871610664

An unknown presenter presents a present to someone else who is also present at the present time.

8 thoughts on “Good Grief!

  1. Sad to say, there are too many sellers of all manner of illegal goods everywhere. I read an interesting historical tidbit one time that in NYC the number of speak-easies selling illegal booze during Prohibition was about twice the number of official bars selling liquor just before that law were enacted. Human nature strikes again. 😦

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s