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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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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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48 Wordy Pun-Filled Memes For Lovers Of Language

Communication is difficult, and if we're being honest the English language is particularly guilty of making no sense. But if you can read English, and are aware of its nuances and absolutely illogical quirks, you'll probably appreciate this batch of memes, tweets and posts. 

funny memes, tweets, puns about the english language, french language, tumblr posts | Andy Ryan @ltsAndyRyan Daughter does gays mean Well know mum and dad love each other two men can love each other same way Her: So 's 'penetrating gays Er read whole sentence Her She stared at him with penetrating gaze Oh | theanimejunkie: bossubossupromode: Two students, James and John were given grammar test by their teacher question is better use "had" or "had had this example sentence teacher collected tests
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Cringey Guy Tries Correcting Grandma on Her Japanese

It would be really interesting to have this much undeserved confidence. Who in their right mind thinks they have a better understanding of a language than an grandma who's been speaking it for her entire life? And on top of that, he goes in and tries to "correct" them. It sounds like a recipe for an extremely awkward relationship. Here are some more entitled people and their demanding boldness, as well as some facepalm moments of mystifying dumbness.

Cringey friend tries correcting actual Japanese grandma on her grammar | commented about this another group but thought would share. My wife is mixed Japanese. She speaking Japanese her grandma dining room while playing video games with friends next room whitest dude our group decided go there JUST tell these women they were using certain words wrong and their grammar incorrect and they should be using "wa" instead ga certain sentence remaining men living room took off our hats and wept
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Enlightening Tumblr Thread On Meanings Of Figures Of Speech

We can all benefit from the pleasant reminder that we're actually radical human beings, and that the English language supports this theory. That being said, we haven't verified these, so they could be totally pulled out of thin air. Doesn't mean we weren't entertained. 

An informative Tumblr thread on actual meanings of 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
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Rude K-Pop Fan Doesn't Know Fellow Fan Speaks Korean

Every so often, someone makes the assumption that they can talk mad shit about someone else to their face just because they look like they they're not fluent in their language. It happened in this case where a rude customer didn't realize their cashier was fluent in Mandarin. The look on someone's face when they realize they've been insanely rude must be priceless.

Rude K Pop fan talks badly about the person next to them, unaware they speak korean | r/pettyrevenge Posted by u/thisisdrivingmebatty 1 day ago Bad mouth and assume don't speak language kill with kindness Obligatory on mobile sorry formatting am light skinned Latina American and lived Korea couple years during university and grad school, as my major Korean Interpretation and Translation. During my time Korea lucky enough attend music shows time time kpop uninitiated, music shows are free enter,
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Wordy Memes & Humor For The Cunning Linguists

It's easy to take communication for granted. And we shouldn't. The ins and outs of language are actually fascinating, whether you're talking about the written or spoken word. And there are so many jokes to be made about the words we use to convey information. Some of the examples in this gallery are pretty terrible puns, but there's also a lot of cleverness. You may even learn something new.

Funny wordy memes, bad puns | Kieran @KieranMSimpson common English mistakes mixing up there, their and they're -using wrong too or two -using apostrophes plurals -enslaving innocent people -putting commas wrong place | 90s Arsenal Soccer Club had player called David Dicks he injured Newspaper wrote"Arsenal play without Dicks coach upset so Newspaper changed headline read "Arsenal play with Dicks out record number women attended match. imgflip.com
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Tumblr Thread: Absurd Realities Of The Scientific Language

This is one of those Tumblr threads that's just pure comedy gold. We get a look at how ridiculous the realities of the scientific language are. Scientists would seem to enjoy using a rich vocabulary to illustrate various mishaps and occurrences within the lab. 

A Tumblr thread about how the scientific language makes for ridiculous reports | if read frog paper "specimen released field immediately after capture" chances are very good actually means is dropped damn frog and despite fact fell all over each other no one could recapture "
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Insults That Sound Like Compliments

This fun AskReddit thread has people describing those insults that sound just like compliments. People might be out there trying to squeeze in a dig on you, through the mask of a smile and lighthearted tone. Who knows? Maybe the next time you hear one of these out in the wild, you'll do away with the passive aggressive antics, and ask the person what they really mean. Or just let it slide. 

A collection of insults that sound exactly like compliments. | RetainedByLucifer 22h 1 Award classic hope day is as pleasant as are This is coming retail worker FullI Karen.
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Slang Word of The Day: The Internet Discovers That Norwegians Use The Word 'Texas' For 'Crazy'

Oh, Norway! You cheeky little devil. After a Tumblr post took off this week, the people of the Internet were astounded to learn that Norwegians have a very unique slang word for "crazy" or "wild." TEXAS! That's right, the most proud state in the union is slang in Norway. Let's dig into this...

norwegian slang word makes fun of texas
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Bilingual Retail Worker Delivers Righteous Revenge To Rude Customer

You never know who speaks your language. So be polite, or you could end up being the bad guy in a Seinfeld-esque shenanigans.

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10 Information-Packed Maps About Random Things

It turns out that maps are useful for a lot more than geography. These maps give you a whole lot of information you didn't know you needed until now. If you think the world's a pretty interesting place and want to learn more about it, keep on reading. Or head to r/MapPorn for way more maps than you could ever need.

information packed maps about random topics
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