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This is wildly disorienting. It's like he's speaking English, but whatever he's saying is also incomprehensible at the same time. 

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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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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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Tumblr Post: Former English Teacher Defends Controversial Christmas Song

It's that time of the year again. With the holiday season in full bloom, it's time to steer our attention to that one Christmas song that never fails to stir up the spicy debate about what it's exactly getting at. We have a former English teacher chime in on a tweet that condemns the infamous song, "Baby It's Cold Outside", with their analysis of what the song actually represents. 

A former English teacher ends up defending a controversial Christmas song. | Andrew Rannells @AndrewRannells don't think any more people need record Baby 's Cold Outside think good there. teachingwithcoffee 's time bring an end Rape Anthem Masquerading As Christmas Carol
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A Quick Tumblr Post Appreciating Riddles

Most everyone loves a good old fashioned riddle. They make your brain run around in circles, desperately trying to dig up the answer, and they also make for great distractions during stressful times. Maybe this Tumblr post will inspire everyone to share their own favorite riddles. Check out some more gold from Tumblr with this thread that delves into the unsettling reason for unrealistic animation.

A quick Tumblr post appreciates riddles | teaboot love weirdly specific rules go with answering riddle. Like Have Two Eyes But Cannot See Am And answer's supposed be word 'iridescent' because 'two s' right, but like. Why can't answer be like guy with really bad cataracts. Someone wearing blindfold. My uncle's dog. Like why does gotta be deep teaboot have face but no eyes lips or nose am Slenderman. Next
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Fun and Frustration with The English Language

The English language has some confusing peculiarities to it that result in English struggles, but heck, most languages have some phonetic and semantic weirdness winding through them. And English isn't the only strange language. Here's a post defending the English language and how it's not the only weird language out there.

Funny and interesting English language moments | ace-nyctophyle any noun can become verb if don't care enough yupokaysuremhm This point is invalid unless use an example sentence ace-nyctophyle CAN SENTENCE WANT THANK yupokaysuremhm BEAUTIFUL mysterytinyfox see thats why love english ailithnight like velociraptor around my house at 2 morning. ace-nyctophyle GOOD not--be--tea-but-brit My headache makes want clothesline into wall enquires-state-building why do these make some semblance sense 9
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Spelling Fails That Mangled Words Up Nice

You can't sit down and make everyone spell the way you'd like them to, so you're just kind of left with seeing the mistakes where they arise and laughing about them when you can. Who knows what the cause is for all of these spelling fails. It could be public schools, sheer ignorance, aggressive autocorrect or a combination of all three.

funny dumb spelling fails | text messages yea am fine with earth and stuff but get confused w chrome zone thing whatever Chrome zone? Chromosome?
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Quick Tumblr Post Defends English Language

This quick and entertaining Tumblr post makes some solid points about how much more complex and confusing the English language could truly be. 

A quick Tumblr post defends the English language | theaustinstollhaus people go off about English is worst language just wanna point out few things Our future tense requires only one word (looking at Spanish Words don't change meanings depending on tone (Cantonese don't live some bizarre Beauty And Beast world where give inanimate objects genders (romance languages, German)
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Tumblr Thread: Hilarious Translation Fails From A Summer Camp Book

This fun Tumblr thread captures the hilarious misunderstandings that can result from translating an English book. In this case, it's an innocent book about summer camp that results in all kinds of misinterpreted sentences. Sometimes getting lost in those translations is a fun business. It would be just a little frightening if one had chipmunks ("tiny wolves") running around their summer camp. Check out more completely random, strange, and hilarious Tumblr gems over here.

Fun Tumblr thread about hilarious translation fails from book about summer camp | hedgehog-moss One first books read English as kid, maybe 1 year after started leaming English booklet with title like Have Great Time at Summer Camp don't remember exact title and know only picked up because other books English my school's library looked way beyond my level, stuff like Austen and Dickens summer camp booklet didn't look to0 interesting but small with simple sentences ended up being fascinated with b
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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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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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