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Quick Tumblr Post On Kids' Language Struggles

There's no denying that kids are just plain weird. Many of us might be able to recall (or have heard about) our own struggles with grasping the English language while growing up. The genuine moments of confusion when it comes to being able to accurately express oneself as a kid growing up, can make for some truly hilarious moments. Like these. 

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A quick Tumblr post on kids' various learning struggles | fozmeadows Watching my toddler figure out language is fascinating. Yesterday were stumped he kept insisting there Lego winner" behind his bookshelf turned out be little Lego trophy cup. Not knowing word trophy he'd extrapolated word thing can win And then, just now, he held up his empty milk container and said Mummy s not rubbish s allowed be bottle meaning, effectively want this. Don't throw away But an adult ear, there's something
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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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Fairly certain that a weather forecast has never been this British, and it's absolutely brilliant. 

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Language Misunderstanding Results In Accidental Breakup

We love nothing more than a good old fashioned language translation fail. Languages can be wildly confusing, and sometimes that goes on to inspire absolutely hilarious misunderstandings between people that would otherwise be getting along just fine. In this case though, we learn that this particular misunderstanding was the straw that broke the camel's back, and apparently this guy was a dang "side guy." 

Man misunderstands his girlfriend and ends up breaking up with her for no reason | r/tifu u/ManicSheep TIFU by temporarily breaking up with my Dutch Girlfriend after declaring my love M This happened about 7 years ago am South African and dating Dutch girl at time those who don't know my home language (Afrikaans) and Dutch are pretty similar. Linguistically speaking have about 70% overlap vocabulary (words) however meaning same word both languages sometimes mean
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Customer's Translation Fail Results In Begging Bartender For Nothing

Translation fails inspire all kinds of hilarious confusion between two perfectly rational human beings. In this case, we have a customer unknowingly repeatedly pleading for nothing at all. If you're the bartender on the other side of that mishap, do you let the oblivious stupidity persist, or do you correct the translation fail as soon as possible? Could be a tough call if you end up wanting to have some fun with it. 

A customer's translation fail results in them repeatedly begging a bartender for nothing | r/tifu u/pzych_ TIFU by begging bar tender nothing M So this story happened about year ago, and requires some cultural context Ireland, there's been recent resurgence Irish language, and lot movement promote Irish speaking throughout countries. This resulted an Irish speaking bar being opened Dublin didn't grow up Ireland, so don't speak word Irish- but my best friend begging go with her this bar
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The path to learning seven languages couldn't have been easy, but it must be fun once you get on through to the other side, and have all those languages in your back pocket. He also speaks Elvish. 

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Man's Translation Fail Results In Hilarious Misunderstanding

Man, oh man, we love a good old translation fail. Due to this guy's poor ability at speaking Chinese, he ended up in a hilarious misunderstanding with his mom and sister. Poor dude thought his sis was in real hot water. Fortunately, the truth came to light, and all the laughs were had. Get some more translation fails with these dumb mistranslated tattoos and shirts that people witnessed. 

Guy misunderstands mom, thinks his family's in turmoil, learns otherwise | r/tifu u/throwawaysumtingwong TIFU by sucking Chinese M This happened pre-pandemic. So l'm (31M) 100% pure Chinese but really bad at They taught at school, but really shitty, like were learning kindergarten level Chinese High School speak (very poor) Mandarin and Hokkien this conversation, my mom speaking Hokkien and broken, mixed with English Hokkien. Anyway having breakfast with my mom she told Mom Chinese
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Cringey Guy Tries Correcting Grandma on Her Japanese

It would be really interesting to have this much undeserved confidence. Who in their right mind thinks they have a better understanding of a language than an grandma who's been speaking it for her entire life? And on top of that, he goes in and tries to "correct" them. It sounds like a recipe for an extremely awkward relationship. Here are some more entitled people and their demanding boldness, as well as some facepalm moments of mystifying dumbness.

Cringey friend tries correcting actual Japanese grandma on her grammar | commented about this another group but thought would share. My wife is mixed Japanese. She speaking Japanese her grandma dining room while playing video games with friends next room whitest dude our group decided go there JUST tell these women they were using certain words wrong and their grammar incorrect and they should be using "wa" instead ga certain sentence remaining men living room took off our hats and wept
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Enlightening Tumblr Thread On Meanings Of Figures Of Speech

We can all benefit from the pleasant reminder that we're actually radical human beings, and that the English language supports this theory. That being said, we haven't verified these, so they could be totally pulled out of thin air. Doesn't mean we weren't entertained. 

An informative Tumblr thread on actual meanings of 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
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Tumblr Thread: Bilingual Struggles Inspire Hilarious Blunders

What starts as a funny observation about what to look for when identifying a bilingual character who was clearly not written by a bilingual person, evolves into a wonderful Tumblr thread about various struggles experienced by bilingual speakers. It's clear that our brains are doing the best they can, and when you task the brain with hopping between languages inevitable brain farts can occur. 

Tumblr thread about bilingual struggles | mothman @LEVKAWA tell whena bilingual character not written by bilingual person 101 "Hola ¿Qué pasa Lance said Uh Ah, sorry s hard switch back sometimes s up He corrected.
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Rude K-Pop Fan Doesn't Know Fellow Fan Speaks Korean

Every so often, someone makes the assumption that they can talk mad shit about someone else to their face just because they look like they they're not fluent in their language. It happened in this case where a rude customer didn't realize their cashier was fluent in Mandarin. The look on someone's face when they realize they've been insanely rude must be priceless.

Rude K Pop fan talks badly about the person next to them, unaware they speak korean | r/pettyrevenge Posted by u/thisisdrivingmebatty 1 day ago Bad mouth and assume don't speak language kill with kindness Obligatory on mobile sorry formatting am light skinned Latina American and lived Korea couple years during university and grad school, as my major Korean Interpretation and Translation. During my time Korea lucky enough attend music shows time time kpop uninitiated, music shows are free enter,
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Man Lies To Wife's Parents About Speaking French, Gets Invited To Paris

The real kicker here would be if his wife's parents are well aware that he was lying, and are just seeing how far they can play this out. Maybe they saw through the guy's lies from the start. Either way, it sounds like he's got plenty of time to study up on French, before he actually gets to Paris. 

Man lies to his wife's parents about being able to speak french, and gets invited to Paris | r/tifu Join u/SullivanFilm 14h 1 3 TIFU by falsely claiming speak fluent french my wife's parents 6 years ago and now going Paris together M This fuck up started 6 years ago met my wife's parents first time. Thought had been determined make great first impression, ma and pa weren't thrilled about their country girl being stolen away them by city boy.
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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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Wonderfully Mistranslated Shirts

Stylistically speaking, it's probably more important to the wearer in these case just to have English on the shirt than to care about what it actually means. It's kinda like when someone gets a tattoo in a language they don't understand. They think means "energy" but really it means "steak and eggs." Literal translations in any language can turn into beautiful nonsense.

Funny mistranslated shirts | back of a shirt that reads PIG IS FULL MANY MANY CATS | I LOVE CASIO Cash Alcohol Sound Intellectuals Omelet
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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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