Adventures in the English language; AkaThe YGS thread

Examples of funny and/or annoying mississpellings, and other grammatical errors

Discuss various aspects of natural language.

Moderators: Calilasseia, ADParker

Re: Adventures in the English language; AkaThe YGS thread

#321  Postby Fallible » Jun 23, 2020 10:43 pm

Same here. It’s his delivery, I think.
She battled through in every kind of tribulation,
She revelled in adventure and imagination.
She never listened to no hater, liar,
Breaking boundaries and chasing fire.
Oh, my my! Oh my, she flies!
User avatar
Fallible
RS Donator
 
Name: Alice Pooper
Posts: 51607
Age: 47
Female

Country: Engerland na na
Canada (ca)
Print view this post

Ads by Google


Re: Adventures in the English language; AkaThe YGS thread

#322  Postby The_Piper » Jun 23, 2020 10:44 pm

Yeah, that has a lot to do with it. His face was made for it. :lol:
"If an argument lasts more than five minutes, both parties are wrong" unknown
Self Taken Pictures of Wildlife
Self Taken Pictures of Scenery
User avatar
The_Piper
THREAD STARTER
 
Name: Fletch F. Fletch
Posts: 28123
Age: 46
Male

Country: Chainsaw Country
United States (us)
Print view this post

Re: Adventures in the English language; AkaThe YGS thread

#323  Postby Fallible » Jun 23, 2020 10:44 pm

Yes! :lol:
She battled through in every kind of tribulation,
She revelled in adventure and imagination.
She never listened to no hater, liar,
Breaking boundaries and chasing fire.
Oh, my my! Oh my, she flies!
User avatar
Fallible
RS Donator
 
Name: Alice Pooper
Posts: 51607
Age: 47
Female

Country: Engerland na na
Canada (ca)
Print view this post

Re: Adventures in the English language; AkaThe YGS thread

#324  Postby LucidFlight » Jul 10, 2020 10:16 pm

I saw this this article from the Washington Post posted on Imgur. Am I reading the headline correctly? Can somebody tell me how a pandemic hurts himself? Surely it should read, "President complains in private about the pandemic hurting him."

Image
OFFICIAL MEMBER: QUANTUM CONSTRUCTOR CONSCIOUSNESS QUALIA KOALA COLLECTIVE.
User avatar
LucidFlight
RS Donator
 
Name: Kento
Posts: 10801
Male

Country: UK/US/AU/SG
United Kingdom (uk)
Print view this post

Re: Adventures in the English language; AkaThe YGS thread

#325  Postby Fallible » Jul 10, 2020 11:56 pm

Unless he’s the pandemic... :ask:
She battled through in every kind of tribulation,
She revelled in adventure and imagination.
She never listened to no hater, liar,
Breaking boundaries and chasing fire.
Oh, my my! Oh my, she flies!
User avatar
Fallible
RS Donator
 
Name: Alice Pooper
Posts: 51607
Age: 47
Female

Country: Engerland na na
Canada (ca)
Print view this post

Re: Adventures in the English language; AkaThe YGS thread

#326  Postby newolder » Jul 11, 2020 8:51 am

The "make farts visible" filter on that camera worked well. :tehe:
I am, somehow, less interested in the weight and convolutions of Einstein’s brain than in the near certainty that people of equal talent have lived and died in cotton fields and sweatshops. - Stephen J. Gould
User avatar
newolder
 
Name: Albert Ross
Posts: 7308
Male

Country: Feudal Estate number 9
Print view this post

Re: Adventures in the English language; AkaThe YGS thread

#327  Postby The_Piper » Jul 11, 2020 4:14 pm

It reminds me of a postal training video where the guy said "you could hurt yourself on the head" and we all cracked up laughing.
"If an argument lasts more than five minutes, both parties are wrong" unknown
Self Taken Pictures of Wildlife
Self Taken Pictures of Scenery
User avatar
The_Piper
THREAD STARTER
 
Name: Fletch F. Fletch
Posts: 28123
Age: 46
Male

Country: Chainsaw Country
United States (us)
Print view this post

Ads by Google


Re: Adventures in the English language; AkaThe YGS thread

#328  Postby The_Piper » Jul 19, 2020 11:06 pm

Georgous!
"If an argument lasts more than five minutes, both parties are wrong" unknown
Self Taken Pictures of Wildlife
Self Taken Pictures of Scenery
User avatar
The_Piper
THREAD STARTER
 
Name: Fletch F. Fletch
Posts: 28123
Age: 46
Male

Country: Chainsaw Country
United States (us)
Print view this post

Re: Adventures in the English language; AkaThe YGS thread

#329  Postby The_Piper » Aug 13, 2020 8:31 pm

"I have been mauling this deal since last night."
He's just mauling it over, deciding if it's a good buy.
"If an argument lasts more than five minutes, both parties are wrong" unknown
Self Taken Pictures of Wildlife
Self Taken Pictures of Scenery
User avatar
The_Piper
THREAD STARTER
 
Name: Fletch F. Fletch
Posts: 28123
Age: 46
Male

Country: Chainsaw Country
United States (us)
Print view this post

Re: Adventures in the English language; AkaThe YGS thread

#330  Postby Svartalf » Aug 13, 2020 9:59 pm

He needs a nice tankard of mauled wine.
PC stands for Patronizing Cocksucker Randy Ping

Embrace the Dark Side, it needs a hug
User avatar
Svartalf
 
Posts: 2435
Age: 51
Male

Country: France
European Union (eur)
Print view this post

Re: Adventures in the English language; AkaThe YGS thread

#331  Postby The_Piper » Aug 14, 2020 2:31 am

He should paul himself up by the bootstraps and make a dessicion.
"If an argument lasts more than five minutes, both parties are wrong" unknown
Self Taken Pictures of Wildlife
Self Taken Pictures of Scenery
User avatar
The_Piper
THREAD STARTER
 
Name: Fletch F. Fletch
Posts: 28123
Age: 46
Male

Country: Chainsaw Country
United States (us)
Print view this post

Re: Adventures in the English language; AkaThe YGS thread

#332  Postby newolder » Aug 18, 2020 1:09 pm

Each of the Cs in PACIFIC OCEAN has a different sound.
I am, somehow, less interested in the weight and convolutions of Einstein’s brain than in the near certainty that people of equal talent have lived and died in cotton fields and sweatshops. - Stephen J. Gould
User avatar
newolder
 
Name: Albert Ross
Posts: 7308
Male

Country: Feudal Estate number 9
Print view this post

Re: Adventures in the English language; AkaThe YGS thread

#333  Postby Fallible » Aug 18, 2020 4:46 pm

Brain asplode...
She battled through in every kind of tribulation,
She revelled in adventure and imagination.
She never listened to no hater, liar,
Breaking boundaries and chasing fire.
Oh, my my! Oh my, she flies!
User avatar
Fallible
RS Donator
 
Name: Alice Pooper
Posts: 51607
Age: 47
Female

Country: Engerland na na
Canada (ca)
Print view this post

Re: Adventures in the English language; AkaThe YGS thread

#334  Postby Evolving » Aug 19, 2020 12:49 pm

The tough coughed his way through Slough to the lough and dumped his dough in a trough under a bough.
How extremely stupid not to have thought of that - T.H. Huxley
User avatar
Evolving
 
Name: Serafina Pekkala
Posts: 11993
Female

Country: Luxembourg
Luxembourg (lu)
Print view this post

Re: Adventures in the English language; AkaThe YGS thread

#335  Postby Evolving » Aug 19, 2020 12:50 pm

There isn't actually a lough anywhere near Slough.
How extremely stupid not to have thought of that - T.H. Huxley
User avatar
Evolving
 
Name: Serafina Pekkala
Posts: 11993
Female

Country: Luxembourg
Luxembourg (lu)
Print view this post

Ads by Google


Re: Adventures in the English language; AkaThe YGS thread

#336  Postby Evolving » Aug 19, 2020 1:00 pm

Ah.

The tough coughed his way through Slough to the lough and brought his dough to a trough under a bough.
How extremely stupid not to have thought of that - T.H. Huxley
User avatar
Evolving
 
Name: Serafina Pekkala
Posts: 11993
Female

Country: Luxembourg
Luxembourg (lu)
Print view this post

Re: Adventures in the English language; AkaThe YGS thread

#337  Postby aban57 » Aug 19, 2020 1:49 pm

Why are there 2 different words for pig (the animal) and pork (the meat taken from that animal) ?
It's not the case for other animals we eat from.
aban57
 
Name: Cindy
Posts: 7418
Age: 41
Female

Country: France
Belgium (be)
Print view this post

Re: Adventures in the English language; AkaThe YGS thread

#338  Postby Evolving » Aug 19, 2020 1:53 pm

There are. Sheep/mutton; cow/beef. Evidently the "food" words come from the French, the "animal" words are Germanic; but I don't know why that is.
How extremely stupid not to have thought of that - T.H. Huxley
User avatar
Evolving
 
Name: Serafina Pekkala
Posts: 11993
Female

Country: Luxembourg
Luxembourg (lu)
Print view this post

Re: Adventures in the English language; AkaThe YGS thread

#339  Postby Svartalf » Aug 19, 2020 2:18 pm

Simples... 1000 years ago, the Saxon speaking peasantry raised animals while French speaking nobles ate the meat...
PC stands for Patronizing Cocksucker Randy Ping

Embrace the Dark Side, it needs a hug
User avatar
Svartalf
 
Posts: 2435
Age: 51
Male

Country: France
European Union (eur)
Print view this post

Re: Adventures in the English language; AkaThe YGS thread

#340  Postby aban57 » Aug 19, 2020 2:22 pm

Oh. My bad. My first thought was chicken. But yeah, interesting difference.
aban57
 
Name: Cindy
Posts: 7418
Age: 41
Female

Country: France
Belgium (be)
Print view this post

PreviousNext

Return to Linguistics

Who is online

Users viewing this topic: No registered users and 1 guest

cron