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Funny Observations on Language that are Frustratingly Interesting

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    Text - how did they learn to translate languages into other languages how did they know which words meant what HOW DID TH brigwife English Person: *Points at an apple* Apple French Person: Non c'est une fu g pomme *800 years of war* verbivore8642 Fun fact: There are a lot of rivers in the UK named "avon" because the Romans arrived and asked the Celts what the rivers were called. The Celts answered "avon." "Avon" is just the Celtic word for river. thejazzykittykat Fan Fact #2: When Spanish conqui
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    Text - The amount of words we use changes how we act. People who speak Spanish are less likely to blame someone for dropping something, because the language is "the thing was dropped" rather than "you dropped the thing." Australian Aborigines have no words for left, right, etc... Instead they use north, east, south, and west. As a result, they almost always know what direction they are facing, even inside buildings with no exterior view. Deaf children in Africa using a made-up sign language that
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    Text - SCIENCE LANGUAGE DIFFERENCES scienza science science ciencia NATURWISSENSCHAFTEN MeneCentera memecenter.com
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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 object, I don't see a skirt or a pair of trousers anywhere on its cold hard surface, you people insane are Japanese: If you don't pronounce chair exactly right, you 11 end up saying testicles instead.
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    Text - apollinares my boyfriend's first language isn't english and he asked me how to say cut in past tense and i said "cut" and he let out a wail of anguish and fell to the ground
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    Text - "What is this?" Was ist das? (What is this?) Que es esto? (What is this?) Vad är detta? (What is this?) что это? (What this?) τι είναι αυτό? (What is this?) Qu'est-ce que c'est? (What is it that it is?)
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    Text - France: Ten France: Twenty France: Thirty France: Forty France: Fifty France: Sixty France: France: France: Sixty ten World: France what are you do- France: Four twenties World: France stop it France: Four twenties ten World: France that doesn't even make any sense France: France: France: World: France: World: France: Hundred.
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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 KEN WORD mandarin: lol whats a verb tense spanish: LOL WHAT
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    Text - questlon Rules to learning English 1. their our know rules hemingay this makes me feel so uncomfortable
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    Text - English Game: Place the word "only" anywhere in the sentence. She told him that she loved him Ladies and Gentlemen, The English Language... What are you doing? STOP. THIS IS NOT FAIR.
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    Text - T is silent Tsunami H is silent Honest S is silent Island : ueue is Silent Queue
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    Text - Telling someone 'You are shit' and 'You ain't shit' are both insults. roaringstream But "You are not shit" is a reassurance teamwefuckedup And "you are not the shit" is an insult astargatelover And "You are the shit" is a compliment. teamwefuckedup I present to you the English language

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