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The English Language Being Infuriatingly Confusing (39 Images)

The English language is frustratingly confusing, and seems to make zero sense at times. The following list of definitions, sayings, terms, etc. serve as a solid testament to the fact. For such a widespread language, it has an uncanny knack for confusing the shit out of people. If you're looking for more language struggles, it's worth checking out the following times people utterly failed at their spelling attempts.

A collection of confusing sentences and definitions that show how the English language makes no sense at times.
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People That Failed At Using The English Language (23 Images)

These people tried and failed miserably in their attempts to use the English language. Spelling is harder for some than others. 

A collection of people that failed hard at using the English language.
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Smash Mouth's "All Star" Translated Into Aramaic and Back Into English Proves The Song is a Timeless Banger

What a concept. This tweet from MaglioJen popped off featuring the translated lyrics to Smash Mouth's late 90's, early 00's anthem "All Star." The thing was originally translated by Isaac Mayer and he even performed the Aramaic version on Youtube. Still sounds like a pretty damn great song no matter the language.

Lyrics to Smash Mouth's "All Star" but translated into Aramaic and back into English.
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Writers Bond On Twitter With Painfully Overused Phrases

Writers across Twitter are bonding with one another over the phrases that seem to be terribly overused throughout literature. 

Various authors on Twitter are bonding with overused phrases that they find in literature.
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23 Embarrassing Spellers Who Need a Dictionary for Christmas

We get it, some words are hard to spell. Everyone makes mistakes, and some words are truly hard. That said, most of us have made it past 6th grade, and when you screw up this bad, you're begging for people to make fun of you. For more, check out these spelling fails that are chrew-lee something else.

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19 Non-Native English Speakers Share Phrases They Wish We Had

Wouldn't it be simpler to have a single word that encapsulates the concept of getting drunk in your underwear? Wouldn't it be amazing to be able to call someone an "orthopedic walking cane" out of hate? These options and many more lie waiting to be discovered in the world's many wonderful languages. For some English wins and fails, here are some incredible uses and misuses of the English language.

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20 Incredible Uses and Misuses of the English Language

English is a complex and weird language, made out of sutured together bastardizations of dozens of other languages. It's got confusing tenses and conflicting rules all over the place. Here are some fun applications of English, as well as a few miserable but funny misapplications of the language. For more interesting stuff about the English Language, here's a tumblr thread deconstructing the actual meanings of popular figures of speech.

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Lucky Students Get The Option To Roast Their English Teacher With Memes

Mrs. Murphy gives her lucky students the option to submit school appropriate memes about her, the school, and the material they studied throughout the year. The resulting wave of memes from Mrs. Murphy's clever students was hilarious and pretty savage! 

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21 Hilariously Moronic Times People Flipped English The Bird

You know what they meant to say, but the road that it takes to get there is long and full of failure. These types of mistakes aren't rare but boy does it make us feel smart to see someone make a small mistake that makes a world of difference on the back end.

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Insightful Tumblr Thread Breaks Down Meanings Of Different Figures Of Speech

Just a quick reminder that you're great, and the english language actually supports that theory! 

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Informative Tumblr Thread Deconstructs Actual Meanings of Figures of Speech

Some of your favorite sayings may have actually been invented to say exactly the opposite of what they now mean. Hey, you learn something new every day, right? Here's another enlightening thread on something that might be near and dear to you.

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28 Scottish Tweets That Are as Hilarious as They Are Confusing

We're huge fans of Scottish Twitter. We love the jokes, the stories, the indecipherable language, and the liberal use of four-letter words. It's all great. And if you want to see more of these gems, check them out right here.

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American Lying to Avoid Conversation on Taiwanese Bus Snowballs into Comedy of Errors

This dude just wanted to ride the bus, but went out on a limb and lied about his identity. It's literally like a sitcom episode where one lie snowballs into a web of bigger and bigger lies. Sounds stressful. While lying is usually the wrong thing to do, people do it all day every day. Sometimes the results work out way too well.

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23 Scottish Tweets That Are as Hilarious as They Are Indecipherable

Scottish tweets are absolutely freakin' awesome. We're pretty sure. The ones we can figure out, at least.

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Museum Tells Story of The Unluckiest Mouse Ever

The Museum of English Rural Life is weirdly prolific on twitter, for a museum. A while ago they had an unexpected mouse guest, and things went about as stupidly as anyone could guess.

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