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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.

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25 Abysmal Spellers That Won't Be Writing a Novel Anytime Soon

There are a lot of embarrassing spellers out there. We get it, words are hard. No, really. Big words are annoying. Plus, if you've only heard figures of speech without reading them, you're bound to mess up every once in a while. That said, these are ridiculous and stupid and might make you angry.

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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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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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21 Times People Threw a Bag of Wrenches into the English Language

Noah fence, but these people need to take a lessen in grandma.  Like, seriously, how hard is it to make missed steaks like these?

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16+ Misused Popular Quotes That Are Total BS

People use figures of speech to justify stupid behavior all the time. That's not to mention the ones we straight up use wrong. Here are some sayings that are misused, misquoted, or just plain dumb.

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15 Spelling Disasters That Will Give Your Face a Good Palming

Spelling is hard, but it's harder to spell things this badly. Seriously, you don't need to be a prince a pal to know this stuff.

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