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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! 

figures of speech | dalekitsune phrase "curiosity killed cat" is actually not full phrase actually is "curiosity killed cat but satisfaction brought back" so don't let anyone tell not be curious little baby okay go and be interested world uwu consultingmoosecaptain See also: Blood is thiekerthan water blood covenant is thicker than water womb. Meaning relationships formed by choice are stronger than those formed by birth | espurr-roba Let's not forget Jack all trades, master none" ends with "But
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Attempts At The English Language That Failed Miserably

Fully grasping any language is no easy matter. It's tough. And the English language is filled to the brim with difficulties it doesn't get enough credit for. Especially those strange spellings that just don't match up with how we envision the word being spelled, due to how it sounds. These attempts at the English language just crashed and burned in a pit of fail. 

A collection of various English language attempts that failed miserably | ofools not gonna say again BOG is wetland is acidic FEN is wetland is alkaline vampireapologist FINALLY someone said quasi-normalcy SWAMP is wetland whose vegetation consists trees or other woody plants MARSH is wetland with other forms vegetation lesbianshepard LITTLE LOUDER PEOPLE BACK
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AskReddit Thread: English Language Rules That Baffle People

Someone on AskReddit got a fun thread going that has people who picked up English later in life, or as a second language, describing the parts about the language that baffles them the most. Learning new languages is certainly not an easy thing to do. Maybe some folks that have muddled through the disorienting process of learning a new language, or picking up English, will connect on a deeply painful level with these replies. 

A collection of AskReddit replies to people's struggles learning English | arnoldone 12h Why are there words even though they are spelled exactly same, they are pronounced different based on context guy is an invalid, he is bound his bed strategy used is invalid shouldnt have ever been accepted read every night read whole book while on plane.
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Quick List Appreciates English Language Struggles

Word nerds will love this. Everyone else might have some mixed feelings about the strange complexities of the English language. 

A quick list shows off the struggles of navigating the English language | English Game: place word "only" anywhere on sentence She told him she loved him. parkourtoyoutoo: shadowwraiths: Ladies and Gentlemen English Language are doing? STOP. THIS IS NOT FAIR | If can correctly pronounce every word this poem will be speaking English better than 90 native English speakers world. crimsun Dearest creature creation, Study English pronunciation will teach my verse Sounds like corpse, corps, horse, and
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Guy Tries To Pretend He Doesn't Know English, Fails Hard

This guy made a grave mistake. And that mistake was one of him trying to tell a lady asking for money that he didn't speak English, while he very well did the whole time. It's tough to pull off the whole "I don't speak your language" thing when you're literally speaking their language right back to them. 

Guy tries to pretend that he doesn't know English and he fails miserably | MrWittyResponse TIFU by telling lady asking money didn't speak English perfect English So late at night and had make stop at gas station fill up my car. This lady comes up wearing this really baggy hoodie. Judging by appearances she seemed be substance abuser. She says she's pregnant and needs some cash pay her motel room really wasn't buying she
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Funny Observations on Language that are Frustratingly Interesting

We know that languages are all weird, and the one we use can be particularly confusing, but that can make it a more fun and nuanced thing to explore. We're all for seeing some creative uses and misuses of the English language. If you just wanna see people totally suck at English, then here are people who failed at using the English language.

Funny and interesting observations on languages.
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People Share Overly Literal and Goofy Translations from Various Languages

Learning the words for things in other languages can be particularly eye opening. From overly literal German translations like "hand shoes" to more poetic euphemisms you'd never think you'd hear, every culture has come up with it's own particular brand of funny words for things. For more, here are non-native English speakers sharing common phrases they wish we had.

Funny and literal translations and phrases from different languages.
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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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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.

texting with person who can't eat crustaceans or crushed asians
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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.

words and phrases that don't exist in 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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