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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

Tumblr User Expounds Tolkien's Wonderful Nerdery

He really got into it.
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funny and interesting thread on mythological evil whales in Icelandic lore

Tumblr Thread: The Summonable Evil Whales of Iceland

It started as a conversation about linguistics and turned into evil whales.
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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.

Tumblr Thread Shows The Full Versions of Classic Sayings

Apparently some sayings mean the opposite of what they're supposed to.
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Quick Tumblr thread on linguistics differences between generations | Tom Nichols @RadioFreeTom Dear Every Cashier America proper response thank is welcome not "no problem And supposed thank 9/12/15, 8:31 PM trjoel "Millennials are so entitled"

Tumblr Thread: Linguistics Misunderstandings Between Generations

What about "no worries" though.
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Examples of how scientists name things with stupid puns.

Short Thread On Naming Shows How Much Scientists Love Stupid Puns

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breaking down the word human

Tumblr Post About Patriarchal Culture Gets Schooled By Linguist

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words and phrases that don't exist in the english language

19 Non-Native English Speakers Share Phrases They Wish We Had

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weird english rule

20 Incredible Uses and Misuses of the English Language

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