21 Reasons Why English Sucks

Submitted by: SomeShoes 5 years ago
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6. The soldier decided to desert his dessert in the desert.
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Female 245
@nicalobe
Wow never heard of that. It`s interesting but now my head hurts. its too early for that as of yet >.<
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Male 535
I like how the blog is built on a default wordpress template...
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Male 503
yeaaaah... all languages have words with multiple meanings sometimes pronounced differently; sometimes not. get ovah it! or learn Swahili click language.
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Female 412
That`s brilliant! I teach English as a second language, I can always use stuff like this in my lessons.
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Male 723
@bataleon27

There, they`re, their.

*face palm*

8-) LJ
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Male 25,416
Nothing i didnt already know
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Male 1,178
hmm... surely this is the same in any other languages. There called `homophones` - no that doesn`t mean their gay...
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Male 266
English is an easy language but it doesn`t "suck". I actually like it better for lyrics than my mother language spanish.
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Male 1,452
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Male 14,330
@felixbuzz

Soooo let me get this straight it`s the U.S.A`s fault you failed out of college and stock shelves for a living??
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Male 3
These are always so dumb. It assumes English is the only language where there are homonyms, or even the most severe one, but that`s just not true. Try out some Chinese long words in Korean ...
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Male 165
slimofswiv:

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Male 165
Yeah gates was a college dropout that saw the potential of QDOS, improved it, and is now richer than you ever will be.

So lets see YOU create (or even buy and modify) a better operating system and getting filthy rich in the process.
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Male 116
i agree with felixbuzz, if it sucks go fc.uk yourselves and invent your own language, england rules, end of ;-)
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Male 109
@gary8162

ololol
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Male 639
Try to say: 4 is 4. 10 is 10. 14 is 14. 40 is 40... in Mandarin!
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Male 126
so let`s see you yanks create a better language.
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Male 126
I`m not from England or America, but it`s pretty clear to most of the world that there`s far more reasons Americans suck, the main one of course being the amount of obese, not-too-bright people getting White collar jobs, while in the rest of the world, people of the same intelligence are stacking shelves and failing college. bill flipping gates is a college dropout; only in America, eh?
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Male 945
Yeah, maybe english does suck. But does it swallow?
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Male 2,859
English is an interesting language. It`s massively complicated to learn due to the poor structure, even a large amount of native english speakers suffer with the written form. However it is very good at communicating a lot of information in a very few words, especially when you take account of context or tone of speech, hence it is not generally spoken as quickly as say the Meditteranian (sp?) languages.
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Male 213
Whats the difference here between most languages. In Japanese for instance Kabe and Kabe are two different things (wall and pig) respectively depending on the inflection...
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Female 5,222
yeah...
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Male 6,737
I agree. The English do suck.
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Male 3,076
wait what was this supposed to cure my boredom?
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Female 4,349
awwww poo, only people who cant speak it complain about it. Stop complaining and learn it already. cant wait till the whole world speaks english, make life easier for everyone.
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Male 24
If it is it, it is it, if it is, it is it, it is!
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Male 10,845
[quote]The soldier decided to desert his dessert in the desert.[/quote]



Commence Operation Dessert Storm!
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Male 2,402
As a language to learn it probably does. However I cannot picture my life without it.

I bet the Grammar Nazi`s are having a fit over this posts insinuation.
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Male 559
troll harder
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Male 251
Why do we drive on a parkway and park on a driveway?
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Male 493
21 reasons why English is funny... yes? Sucks? No.
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Female 122
They ended #5 in a preposition.
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Male 15
These are all easily understandable, therefore English does not `suck`.
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Male 2,988
that was a fun read
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Male 5,314
you mean badass. if you can tell what word is what, then it`s awesome.
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Male 307
Well, at least it`s not Latin or your mind would be fuqked. My Latin teacher use to give extra credit with crazy puzzles where by repeating certain words you could create a fuqkload of crazy sentences.
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Male 12,365
I looked up Guinea pig because I was curious about it. Its etymology isn`t certain, but there are good pieces of evidence:

i) They almost certainly came to both north America and Britain on ships trading between Guinea, the Americas and Britain. Those ships were often called "Guinea-men".

ii) For a while in Britain, many of the new animals and objects brought in from further afield than northern Europe were commonly labelled as "Guinea". It was in common usage as meaning essentially "from far away, exotic".

As for "pig", well, they look more like little pigs than they look like other animals familiar to people in Britain. Although they were also known as "Spanish rabbits" for a while.

The average 17th century Briton had a minimal grasp of world geography. Southern Spain, Africa, South America...it was all foreign places far away.
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Male 2,121
The actual posts is crap, the comments on the site are hilarious. Those guys are getting so angry and personal.
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Male 12,365
Ye gods, IAB is buggy! Here`s the rest of the mangled post:

Modern recreation of a scop performing the opening of Beowulf

That`s later Old English, c. 1000AD, when it had already been changing for centuries on the way to modern English.
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Male 975
Angillion beat me to the parkway point I wanted to make! Damn you and your knowledge
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Male 12,365
[quote">i always thought that english would actually need a whole bunch of extra letters. or maybe accents like the french do.[/quote">

It used to have both extra letters and accents (although those were added later to improve clarity).

Before that, it was written with runes. The "Elvish" runes in The Hobbit are actually the oldest extant form of written English. The collection of runes used is called Futhorc. If you`ve read Tolkien`s work, that might well sound like a word from Middle-Earth to you. The association is really the other way around - Tolkien drew on old English (and other languages from the same time, such as Norse) when creating the names and languages in his work.

Futhorc and later Old English alphabet

Male 1,293
Wow, this must be older than the internet by now.
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Male 12,365
It`s not as irrational as it might first seem. I can explain some of Angelmassb`s examples off the top of my head and no doubt I could find explanations for the others.

When the word "quicksand" was made, "quick" meant "life, alive, living". It was thought to pull you down, like a living thing taking prey.

Boxing rings were originally round.

the `arian` ending indicates a focus or association. It is not restricted to a specific association, such as eating.

Driveways were originally the route (way) taken to drive from a road to a house. The word dates back to horses and carriages and the stately homes they went to - there was some distance to drive from the road to the house.

Parkways were originally routes (ways) to parks.

"hell" is being used as an emphasis word in those contexts. Emphasis words are rarely literal. Besides, hell has been described as both extremes of temperature - anyth
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Male 535
oh great IAB isn`t even able to show those. you fail, IAB!
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Male 535
i always thought that english would actually need a whole bunch of extra letters. or maybe accents like the french do. you know, like é, è and ê and stuff. or simply use new signs like the ß in german. idk why the english speaking never had that idea...

@handimanner: wouldn`t flutterby make even more sense?
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Male 15,510
@motownc

James, while John had had "had", had had "had had"; "had had" had had a better effect on the teacher.
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Male 2,229
All that was, is different Emphasis on the different emphAsis, and it`ll make sense.
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Male 219
Pah, those are nothing compared to the mighty, all time top foreign person baffling sentence: "Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo". This is grammatically valid and English and demonstrates that most English speaking people will struggle if there`s enough homonyms and homophones in a sentence. If you want to get really nasty the following sentence is grammatically valid if punctuated correctly: "James while John had had had had had had had had had had had a better effect on the teacher".
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Male 440
If something is transported on the roads it is "shipped" yet if it is transported by boat it is called "Cargo".
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Male 2,096
It`s a Flutter-bye not a Butterfly.
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Female 3,598
hahaha this is great.
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Female 386
And of course the famous, "Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo in Buffalo."
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Male 2,436
My security software blocked this link... not gonna take the chance.
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Male 421
angelmassb-
I always viewed the weather being either "hot as balls" or "cold as tits".
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Female 1
Sounds like tounge twisters to me sort of. :-D
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Male 106
i actually think that its awesome because of that
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Male 15,510
Quicksand takes you down slowly,
Boxing rings are square,
And a guinea pig is neither from Guinea nor is it a pig.

If writers write, how come fingers don`t fing?
If the plural of tooth is teeth,
Shouldn`t the plural of phone booth be phone beeth?
If the teacher taught,
Why hasn`t the preacher praught?

If a vegetarian eats vegetables,
What the heck does a humanitarian eat?
Why do people recite at a play,
Yet play at a recital?
Park on driveways and
Drive on parkways?
How can the weather be as hot as hell on one day
And as cold as hell on another?
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Male 1,587
Meh. We all know this.
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Male 385
Meh, Some languages have two ways more of saying something feminine and masculine...and some talk backwards.
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Male 2,056
Link: 21 Reasons Why English Sucks [Rate Link] - 6. The soldier decided to desert his dessert in the desert.
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