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31 Clever Language Posts For The Cunning Linguists

Being able to communicate with one another is a blessing, but DAMN do some languages make it more difficult than others.

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    Text - spacebattles I wish more foods were named in the same vein as "I Can't Believe Its Not Butter! redfurniture You've Got To Be Pulling My Leg, THIS Is Ranch?! dadcore420 Shut The Fuck Up, Are You Telling Me This Shit Is Ketchup?? thesleepiestboy I Firmly Believe This Is Not Mustard And I Am Horribly Wrong responsible-reanimation I Refused To Believe That This Condiment Was Barbecue Sauce, And I Have Been Summarily Flayed For My Apostasy sigmaleph I Assigned Negligible Probability To This Be
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    Text - koblala jayrockin: Snowflakes are actually the perfect metaphor for people. Each one IS unique, but we all have the same structure and are pretty similar in spite of our differences. And really, with as many around as there is, aint no one gonna notice your differences unless they care enough to look closely. People are also similar to snowflakes in that it is difficult drive when there are too many of them piled up on the road. Well that took a turn I didn't expect
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    Text - brillience galaxyutii brigwife: kidouyuuto: how did they learn to translate languages into other languages how did they know which words meant what HOW DID TH English Person: *Points at an apple* Apple French Person: Non c'est une fucking pomme *800 years of war* 668,007 notes 1
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    Product - 0000 Verizon LTE 51% 7:38 AM Oscilloscope Signal Generator Mixed Signal Oscilloscope Mixed Signal Generator uderstock
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    Text - Antonia Nicol @Flaminhaystack If the person who named Walkie Talkies named everything Stamps Lickie Stickie Defibrillators Hearty Starty Bumble bees = Fuzzy Buzzy Pregnancy test = Maybe Baby Bra =Breastie Nestie Fork- Stabby Grabby Socks Feetie Heatie Hippo Floatie Bloatie Nightmare Screamy Dreamy
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    Text - I think I'm ready for my trip to England Ghetto - detected Chav You fancy a shag Eyo shawty or wot love? lemme holla
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    Text - languages-are-my-second-home french person: *speaks french* me, crying: how do you do that with your mouth #shhsjdkdhskshd 14.801 note
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    Text - just-shower-thoughts I hate that SEPTember OCTOber NOVember and DECember aren't the 7th, 8th, 9th, and 10th months. advanced-procrastination Whoever fucked this up should be stabbed higashikatajoshuu If I recall, they did used to be the corresponding months. It was just when Roman leaders Julius Caesar and Augustus came into power, the months July(Julius) and August(Augustus) were added, thus throwing off the numbering of the calender. gentlemanbones Good news, though: whoever fucked it u
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    Text - alexgkarth pukehernmings aboutagrohl: moist-grunge: TEAR AND TIER ARE PRONOUNCED THE SAME BUT TEAR AND TEAR ARE PRONOUNCED DIFFERENTLY im glad english is my first language because if i had to learn it as a second language id jump off a bridge #English is my 2nd languages and I can 290,270 notes
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    Text - futureevilscientist confession: in the Russian alphabet, the letter x is pronounced like a hard h so whenever I see a phrase like "Sorry for your loss xoxo", instead of hugs and kisses my brain always briefly interprets it as "Sorry for your loss HOHOHO" like some jolly Santa Schadenfreude laughter there Source: futureevilscientist
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    Text - so in my spanish class the teacher sometimes puts up a sign that says "no ingles" and that means we can't use any english that day in class and we have like the smartest kid who is class president and the teacher asked him something and he was about to talk in english before the teacher pointed at the sign so the guy busted out in full german and the whole class was in stunned silence and the teacher just gave a heavy sigh and left the room
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    Text - shinyblackchevy: beau-friend: tankgirls I before E except when you run a feisty heist on a weird beige foreign neighbour #and caffeine-strung atheists reinventing protein at their leisure #plebeians may deign to forfeit #either that or seize the language and reinvent it fuck the english language
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    Text - eruriholic my chinese teacher once shared this story in class about someone who went to the grocery to buy chicken, but they forgot the english word for it, so they grabbed an egg, went to the nearest sales lady and said "where's the mother"
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    Text - nazerine I love japanese bc it's so regular and logical. eg. kore this, sore = that, dore which koko here, soko there, doko where koitsu this person, soitsu that person, doitsu germany Source: categorical-abstract-ml
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    Text - jinnouchi: the-hatred-machine: purgatorystuck: Mi papá tiene 47 años my dad is 47 years old Mi papa tiene 47 anos my potato has 47 assholes I love spanish A capital letter changes it even further: Mi Papa tiene 47 anos My pope has 47 anuses literally the best post I have seen on this website
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    Text - assassinregrets im just the cherokee language has a verb tense that specifically notes the exclusion of a person in the conversation so there's i'm going, you're going, we're going, and we're going (but not you) i love it madmaudlingoes This is called "clusivity" and it's found a bunch of languages, including Chechen, Vietnamese, Samoan, and Quechua. spinningyarns Some languages just side-eye harder than others. Source: assassinregrets
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    Text - sashaalexanderisalesbianatheart: megamilotic lavidapoliglota "don't you get your languages mixed up? yeah all the time in fact in my latest Japanese essay I got 0 % because I wrote the entire thing in Spanish and my parents are getting increasingly frustrated because I keep talking to them in German rather than British Sign Language my friend is fluent in english, french, italian, portugese, german, dutch, russian and is learning spanish and latvian, and the other day he went into starbuc
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    Text - Source questlon ginkoblatt xxi-vil Rules to learning English thefreakyouthinkyouknow cumber-kitty: hiddlestoned-sherloki nurmengardx sanana-oppa questlon: 1 their our know rules eye sea what yew did they're my eyes are burning know know know, its eye sea watt yew did their, knot what. Due it write eye wood dew it write butt eye dew knot wont two
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    Text - brillience galaxyutii brigwife: kidouyuuto: how did they learn to translate languages into other languages how did they know which words meant what HOW DID TH English Person: *Points at an apple* Apple French Person: Non c'est une fl g pomme *800 years of war* 668,007 notes
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    Text - ust-shower-thoughts: There is a dog out there that understands more Chinese than me.
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    Text - pilgrimkitty: unbucaneve: professorsparklepants: Why does everyone say "house- wife" or "house-husband" when "House-spouse" is not only gender neutral, but also RHYMES? Wait, spouse rhymes with house? I always pronounced it 'spooze' in my head /ol WHY IS YOUR LANGUAGE SO WEIRD!!! Because English beats up other languages in dark alleys, then rifles through their pockets for loose grammar and spare vocabulary
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    Text - Follow srpskibre RESOURCES FOR ALL LANGUAGES language.ws FREE PDFS and audio for thousands and thousands of language textbooks. There are 2 pages of resources for languages like lakota 22 for Serbian and 314 for French. Don't even get me started on Spanish Just make an account, search a language, and download. Yes, it is that easy. No, it's not too good to be true ВОOM *drops mic #resources #languages #language #polyglot #languageblr #studyblr # 1,845 notes
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    Text - Me: Wow, the stars sure look beautiful tonight Person: Yeah, they are. Me: You know what else is beautiful? Person: "blushes what? Me: Slavic languages Source: soviet-insanity
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    Text - spanishskuldupgary: The Romance Languages are those siblings that everyone says look alike, and then they look at each other disgusted like, "Ugh. We do not.
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    Text - german ducks be like memeufacturing: der qüacken Confirmed for accurate
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    Text - daddystylesaf don't be sad because sad spelled backwards is das und das ist nicht gut
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    Cartoon - when a native speaker switches the words around in a phrase you've memorized in a specific order pycckuu
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    Text - French:..Sixty-seven, sixty-eight, sixty-nine, sixty-ten.... Other languages: "stares** French: "stares back French: .sixty-eleven, sixty-twelve, sixty-thirteen... French:...sixty-sixteen, sixty-ten- seven... Other languages: "shutting eyes French: ..sixty-ten-eight, sixty-ten- nine... Other languages: "hands over face* French: ..four twenties!:) Four twenties one...
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    Text - French: This chair is feminine! "La Chaise!" Italian: This chair is feminine! "La sedia! German: This chair is masculine! "Der Stuhl!" English: This chair is a fucking object, I don't see a skirt or a pair of trousers anywhere on its cold hard surface, you people are fucking insane Japanese: If you don't pronounce chair exactly right, you 11 end up saying testicles instead
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    Text - lazyspeedy moonlit-knight tumblr. Follow what studying languages is like latin: words like 'yes' and 'no' aren't important. memorize these 3000 different ways to talk about killing people though because you will use them greek: hello naughty students it's participle time egyptian: ancient pictionary french: pronouncing every letter is for chumps german: let's combine every other word together to create the U L T I M A TE F R A N KE N W oRD mandarin: lol whats a verb tense spanish: LOL WHA
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