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Spelling Fails That Gave Words a Hard Time

Ever have a text correspondence with a friend and discover that they think the phrase "dog eat dog world" is pronounced "doggy dog world?" Ever read a comment section and discover that a different friend spells "calamity" as "clam city?" Spelling failures are a lot more common than you'd think. You could chalk it up to poor proofreading or the state of public schools, but the errors will persist. There's no escaping the impressively creative and dumb spelling fails of the world.

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Most Ridiculously Spelled Words People Have Encountered

It's far too easy to take for granted just how strangely spelled some of the words in the English language are. The weird spellings themselves can end up making for quite the hassle for when it comes time to actually say the words out loud. Seriously though, have we just accepted that desert and dessert are actually spelled wrong? 

People describe the most ridiculously spelled words that they've heard of.
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An Enlightening Tumblr Thread On Dyslexia Friendly Fonts

So basically, Comic Sans deserves far more love than it's been getting. We're quite blessed to be living in an era that's been marked by the kinds of technological innovations that can ultimately make it easier for folks that are dealing with irritating situations like dyslexia. For some more gold from Tumblr, check out this Tumblr thread about the implications of a sleep starved society

An enlightening Tumblr post about dyslexia friendly fonts.
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Tumblr Thread: A Summer Camp Book Inspires Translation Fails

We love some good old fashioned translation fails. In this case, we have a funny little Tumblr thread shining light on a series of translation fails that resulted from trying to translate an English book from summer camp. Yes, it would certainly be terrifying if you were trying to chill at summer camp and had a ton of tiny wolves (chipmunks) running around the premises. Check out some more stupid, random, and brilliant gems from Tumblr over here

A funny Tumblr thread about a summer camp book that ends up inspiring funny translation fails.
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Tumblr Thread: Bilingual Struggles Inspire Hilarious Fails

The brain has a hard time hopping between languages. Inevitably, brain farts occur. What begins as a humorous enough Tumblr thread about when you can tell that a bilingual character was clearly written by someone who is not a bilingual person, evolves into an even funnier thread about the various blunders that can occur in the bilingual realm. For some more gold from Tumblr, check out this Tumblr thread about the wild cons that people were able to pull off just by having complete, unwavering confidence

A humorous Tumblr thread shines light on various bilingual struggles.
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Blunderous Failures of The English Language

Whether English is your first language or not, people still have an extremely hard time navigating the finer points of spelling and wordology. These blunderous foibles of the English language drive home the fact that a one-letter mistake can mean a whole lot of difference, and even spelling something phonetically can lead to catastrophically regrettable spelling fails

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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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