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Tumblr User Expounds Tolkien's Wonderful Nerdery

Tumblr users apparently have a lot of time on their hands, and they use it for amusingly specific and labor intensive thoughts like the relationship between elves eyes and the curvature of middle earth, or discussing the full versions of classic sayings. We're glad people get so into stuff, like this Tumblr thread that makes history fun.

Tumblr user explains how Tolkein used his extensive knowledge of linguistics to make details in Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit | mirkwoodest One ballsiest things Tolkien ever did write 473k words about some hobbits called frodo, sam, merry, and pippin and then write appendices their names are actually maura, ban, kali, and razal, mirkwoodest
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Enlightening Tumblr Thread Unpacks Actual Meanings Of Phrases

We can always count on the wonderful, wandering minds of the strange Tumblr world to enlighten us on the things we'd otherwise never have thought twice about. In this case, we have an informative little Tumblr thread shining light on the actual meanings of commonly shared phrases. For some more gold from Tumblr check out this thread which shatters commonly held misconceptions about chickens, eggs, and honey

A funny Tumblr thread about common phrases being misunderstood.
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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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You just already knew that this video was about to be some fresh, pure comedy gold based off the title of the video alone. There's just something inescapably adorable about a couple toddlers arguing in Italian. 

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Tumblr Post: Internet's Changing The Evolution Of Curse Words

The internet and its endless series of rabbit holes goes on to inspire all kinds of strange cultural shifts. When it comes to the game of spicy banter and insults, it's just manifesting in all kinds of new colorful, unexpected, rare insults. Basically, things just seem destined to continue escalating when it comes to dishing out insults. This could make for some very strange roasts. Also, Yiddish insults are something else. Check out some more gold from Tumblr with this thread about what earth's wildlife would look like through aliens' eyes.

A funny Tumblr post about the impact of the internet on curse words. | feywildwest Follow one weirdest ways language is evolving response internet is bad words" just. do not have same impact anymore constantly forget some people think °fuck is terrible insult so threats and insults have start getting really out there if person wants even mean anything. if person told die shrug off but if opened
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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 Thread Shows The Full Versions of Classic Sayings

Somewhere along the way, classic idioms and sayings with two parts got shortened to the first one, and everyone's just been using them wrong for a while. Tumblr gets itself into spirals of informative weirdness, like this Tumblr thread that actually makes history fun.

Tumblr thread shows real meanings of classic sayings | 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. See also Blood is thicker than water, blood covenant is thicker than water womb. Meaning relationships formed by choice are stronger than those formed by birth.
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Funny Language Memes For All The Language Nerds

Languages are strange. Many times things can literally get lost in translation when you're trying to communicate with another human being who just doesn't speak the same language as yourself. These moments of miscommunication can ultimately make for some hilarious moments of fail. 

A collection of times that people struggled with languages. | Sophuckingoode @SophieRachael95 German man just came into pub and tried ask cutlery but ended up saying need some food weapons" and will now be referring them by nothing else
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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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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. 

Check out some more gold from Tumblr with this post about how trees are actually low key monsters.

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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