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Adventures in the English language; AkaThe YGS thread

#1  Postby The_Piper » Feb 01, 2019 9:34 pm

YGS=Your Grammar Sucks, a funny YouTube playlist https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLA6687CF25DE17420

I'll kick it off with a new one to me, adobt. Somebody wants to adobt a dog.
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#2  Postby Keep It Real » Feb 01, 2019 9:35 pm

Expresso.
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#3  Postby The_Piper » Feb 01, 2019 9:37 pm

The fastist reply eva! :mrgreen:
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#4  Postby Keep It Real » Feb 01, 2019 9:39 pm

:lol:
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#5  Postby Fallible » Feb 01, 2019 9:55 pm

I like wondering around the shops. Yesterday, I brought something.
John Grant wrote:They say 'let go, let go, let go, you must learn to let go'.
If I hear that fucking phrase again, this baby's gonna blow
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#6  Postby Alan B » Feb 01, 2019 10:47 pm

I wander what that could be?
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#7  Postby Hermit » Feb 02, 2019 1:03 am

Way more mistakes that you can poke a stick at.
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#8  Postby I'm With Stupid » Feb 02, 2019 5:16 am

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#9  Postby don't get me started » Feb 02, 2019 7:52 am

An anecdote from teaching English...

Many years ago when I worked for a language school, I had a private student who used to come to class once a week. She was a well to-do, upper middle-class Japanese lady, very prim and proper, every hair in place and always immaculately dressed.

One week the text book had a listening exercise that involved a (concocted) news report of a woman shopper who fought off a robber who had tried to steal her purse while she was putting her shopping in the boot of her car. While listening to the CD the student had to arrange a series of pictures of the incident in order and then after the listening she had to try to re-tell the story in her own words... Her English wasn't too bad, but she had many of the common problems with word order et cetera that Japanese learners experience with English.

" So she is go back the car and she open the door. She's children get on the car and she is shopping bags put in the car."

So far so good. She moves to the next picture, which shows the thief approaching...cogitates a bit and utters the immortal line;

"Suddenly, a strange man came up her behind."

I was like one of the Roman soldiers in the 'biggus dickus' scene from 'The life of Brian'. :grin:

I offered an alternative wording that more closely matched what she was trying to convey and was thankful that I didn't have to try to explain what her original wording meant!
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#10  Postby The_Piper » Feb 02, 2019 12:22 pm

^^ :lol: :lol:

I'm With Stupid wrote:

George puts women on a pedestal, Kramer puts them in a dental chair. :shifty:
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#11  Postby Keep It Real » Feb 02, 2019 12:28 pm

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#12  Postby Fallible » Feb 03, 2019 3:35 pm

"Who's a paedophile?" :rofl:
John Grant wrote:They say 'let go, let go, let go, you must learn to let go'.
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#13  Postby The_Piper » Feb 04, 2019 11:54 am

My uncle with the similar sense of humor as mine, unknowingly makes a contribution to this thread -
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#14  Postby The_Piper » Feb 09, 2019 7:07 pm

"new neckless,earrings and bracelets over 250 items" :rofl:
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#15  Postby Evolving » Feb 10, 2019 9:39 am

Colon. It's taken me till today, but I've worked it out now.
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Re: Adventures in the English language; AkaThe YGS thread

#16  Postby The_Piper » Feb 10, 2019 1:04 pm

Evolving wrote:Colon. It's taken me till today, but I've worked it out now.

:lol: :lol:
In fairness, that is a Spanish last name. Colon, which rhymes with cologne.
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#17  Postby aban57 » Feb 22, 2019 3:43 pm

I'm With Stupid wrote:


I have this theory that, not unlike Godwin's point, all discussions will be able to be illustrated by an IT Crowd scene at some point. Its rather magical.
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#18  Postby Hermit » Feb 22, 2019 4:12 pm

aban57 wrote:
I'm With Stupid wrote:

I have this theory that, not unlike Godwin's point, all discussions will be able to be illustrated by an IT Crowd scene at some point. Its rather magical.

About time Monty Python's Flying Circus clips get pushed off their peddlestools.
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#19  Postby The_Piper » Feb 22, 2019 4:41 pm

Seinfeld has the same properties. I know I shared that one before. :lol:
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#20  Postby Hermit » Feb 22, 2019 5:27 pm

For some mysterious reason (honestly, I don't know why) I have never gotten the hang of Seinfeld. I tried watching a few episodes, I really tried to like the show, but always found it lame, boring and not funny. More often than not I don't bother clicking on its Youtube clips any more.
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