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Date: 04/26/11 07:41 AM

57 Responses to The Nonsense Of English Spelling

  1. Profile photo of kitteh9lives
    kitteh9lives Female 70 & Over
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    April 25, 2011 at 10:30 pm
    Link: The Nonsense Of English Spelling - The issues with english spelling explained by Ed, a very sharp old man. Can you guess his age before the end?
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    Ivarvw Male 13-17
    36 posts
    April 26, 2011 at 8:01 am
    I guessed 91. I was wrong.
  3. Profile photo of thelonious
    thelonious Male 40-49
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    April 26, 2011 at 8:01 am
    This made me think of Jaws. When the guy scrapes his fingernails on the chalkboard.
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    SherbertFizz Female 18-29
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    April 26, 2011 at 8:06 am
    Awesome guy!
  5. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    April 26, 2011 at 8:06 am

    out of respect, I`m not gonna argue with a man 102 years old.

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    Toider Male 18-29
    452 posts
    April 26, 2011 at 8:07 am
    Damn, I was thinking low 90`s. Pretty impressive for an old codger. I`m guessing he was a teacher once upon a time; it would explain the well rehearsed speech.
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    MrBored123 Male 18-29
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    April 26, 2011 at 8:10 am
    Well we have hum, sum and cum ;-).
  8. Profile photo of ruthless1990
    ruthless1990 Female 18-29
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    April 26, 2011 at 8:23 am
    that was really good!
  9. Profile photo of LazyMe484
    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    April 26, 2011 at 8:39 am
    102? Nice!

    I want to live to that age. My chances are good though.
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    insanepirate Female 18-29
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    April 26, 2011 at 9:00 am
    He makes me happy. And I was thinking in his 70s or 80s, but I`m not good at guessing ages. Wow, 102...
  11. Profile photo of uscbadfish
    uscbadfish Male 18-29
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    April 26, 2011 at 9:05 am
    So did the comedian Gallagher come up with this first, or the old man?
  12. Profile photo of MrTwidget
    MrTwidget Male 30-39
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    April 26, 2011 at 9:12 am
    I was guessing 93, holy crap!
  13. Profile photo of popsac
    popsac Male 18-29
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    April 26, 2011 at 9:16 am
    Sorry, maturity went out the window for me with Cum, followed by Tom, Dick and Harry.
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    DixxyRarr Female 18-29
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    April 26, 2011 at 9:29 am
    uscbadfish: Yeah he did.

    Gallagher is actually pretty funny when he`s not smashing fruit and whatnot...
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    turbopuppy Male 30-39
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    April 26, 2011 at 9:48 am
    I have no sympathy for people who cannot spell. Why? because it is easy. We teach it to 4 and 5 year olds.
  16. Profile photo of Neko_Sik
    Neko_Sik Female 18-29
    697 posts
    April 26, 2011 at 10:07 am
    awesome.
  17. Profile photo of TopperHey
    TopperHey Male 18-29
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    April 26, 2011 at 10:14 am
    Well done Sir.

    But he doesn`t have a point.
  18. Profile photo of uscbadfish
    uscbadfish Male 18-29
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    April 26, 2011 at 10:15 am
    DixxyRarr: Yeah, I used to love watching Gallagher. I think he had some great bits. I definitely agree that the pitchman routine was a little unnecessary.
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    HalfPintRoo Female 18-29
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    April 26, 2011 at 10:23 am
    102!!! Whoa!
  20. Profile photo of Burton_Ian
    Burton_Ian Male 18-29
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    April 26, 2011 at 10:36 am
    It would be nice for everyone if we had a phonetic language... but then what would spelling Nazis do to make themselves feel better about their lives?

    We have to think about the little people.
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    RyanHake Male 18-29
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    April 26, 2011 at 10:47 am
    He kept it on CUM for a very long time, just sayin`! Pretty neat though.
  22. Profile photo of bobaah_mc
    bobaah_mc Male 18-29
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    April 26, 2011 at 10:48 am
    @Burton_Ian: If we wrote phonetically then everything would read like a dystopic novel about the crumbling of society.
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    malikymoo Female 18-29
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    April 26, 2011 at 10:54 am
    jees thats old!
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    madduck Female 50-59
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    April 26, 2011 at 10:55 am
    I guessed 79 on looks and a bit older when he spoke- possibly 87. What a handsome man he is- I bet he has more than a few young girls chasing him ( if I was 75 I would be after him!)
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    HAHAyousuk Male 18-29
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    April 26, 2011 at 11:04 am
    He spelled cum right...
  26. Profile photo of shizzamX
    shizzamX Female 18-29
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    April 26, 2011 at 11:09 am
    holy poo never would have guessed 102
  27. Profile photo of TheJigsaw
    TheJigsaw Male 18-29
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    April 26, 2011 at 11:11 am
    @Burton Ian I enjoyed your input.
  28. Profile photo of tommy2X4
    tommy2X4 Male 50-59
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    April 26, 2011 at 11:12 am
    Ha ha ha! Did he died?!
  29. Profile photo of Raokin
    Raokin Female 18-29
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    April 26, 2011 at 11:24 am
    Teehee, he still has a typewriter.
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    the_phantom Male 18-29
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    April 26, 2011 at 11:27 am
    at one point the us almost adopted a new english language liek this. mark twain wrote a letter to the president supporting it. but it was turned down
  31. Profile photo of Matwix_2004
    Matwix_2004 Male 18-29
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    April 26, 2011 at 11:37 am
    I like the little quirks of the written language thankyouverymuch.
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    lyingmikecp3 Male 18-29
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    April 26, 2011 at 11:45 am
    LOL HE SPELLED CUM!!!
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    austin1 Male 30-39
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    April 26, 2011 at 12:57 pm
    This is funny but he ripped off Gallagher.
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    the_windy Female 18-29
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    April 26, 2011 at 1:37 pm
    And my teachers wondered why I couldn`t spell.
    IT MAKES NO SENSE THAT`S WHY!
  35. Profile photo of RecycleElf
    RecycleElf Male 18-29
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    April 26, 2011 at 1:48 pm
    brilliant
  36. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    April 26, 2011 at 1:58 pm
    bravo
  37. Profile photo of emmettyville
    emmettyville Female 40-49
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    April 26, 2011 at 2:27 pm
    good points, all. the old dude is chipper for his mighty age!
  38. Profile photo of SeniorMooCow
    SeniorMooCow Female 13-17
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    April 26, 2011 at 3:01 pm
    `Twas awesome.
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    yumyum1 Male 18-29
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    April 26, 2011 at 3:11 pm
    nice man, but boring video
  40. Profile photo of human_exile
    human_exile Male 13-17
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    April 26, 2011 at 3:13 pm
    sum-ones a smoker

    who else smiled when he said cum?
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    KAKABAKA Male 30-39
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    April 26, 2011 at 3:23 pm
    The efficacy of newspeak. Double-plus good.
  42. Profile photo of AniBlue
    AniBlue Female 18-29
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    April 26, 2011 at 3:26 pm
    I`m impressed :)
  43. Profile photo of idiotfilter
    idiotfilter Male 18-29
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    April 26, 2011 at 4:21 pm
    lol i was like...um....they do say cum....but probably not the way you want to hear..um...sir...
  44. Profile photo of yoiyoi
    yoiyoi Male 18-29
    89 posts
    April 26, 2011 at 4:39 pm
    That complexity is what makes the English language so beautiful.
  45. Profile photo of Tisjokar
    Tisjokar Male 18-29
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    April 26, 2011 at 4:44 pm
    haha cum
  46. Profile photo of keith2
    keith2 Male 30-39
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    April 26, 2011 at 8:17 pm
    i`ve seen that before, cool to see it again.
  47. Profile photo of kirstoner
    kirstoner Female 18-29
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    April 26, 2011 at 8:19 pm
    that was fantastic. even moreso because of his age. i only hope to god i`m as sharp as him when i`m half his age. hahahahah.
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    phoneybone Male 18-29
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    April 26, 2011 at 9:33 pm
    is this the same ed as the oldest man in the world who recently passed at 109 or something?

    ...and cum is the only way i spell it! Bam!
  49. Profile photo of premierwondr
    premierwondr Male 18-29
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    April 26, 2011 at 10:08 pm
    I`m gonna have to be a dick and call someone out

    @human_exile
    He`s 102 how much you want to bet he`s not a smoker and likely never was.
  50. Profile photo of alpensepp
    alpensepp Male 70 & Over
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    April 26, 2011 at 10:36 pm
    well thats because english is a mixture of low german and french.
  51. Profile photo of slayer50515
    slayer50515 Male 18-29
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    April 27, 2011 at 4:33 am
    "well thats because english is a mixture of low german and french."
    SO I HERD U LEIK LATIN
  52. Profile photo of agentsmith41
    agentsmith41 Male 18-29
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    April 27, 2011 at 5:39 am
    @alpensepp

    A lot of english also comes from latin and greek if i`m not mistaken
  53. Profile photo of nikkuchan
    nikkuchan Male 18-29
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    April 27, 2011 at 6:04 am
    English has many Latin roots because of influence from other languages, but I alpensepp is basically right. English and German both derived from the same proto-germanic language, and was heavily influenced by French due to French and English speakers sharing much of history together (French speakers were higher-class, so while French influenced English, it did not go the other way around as well).
    English has many connections to Latin, but it is probably closer to German. This is usually why languages like French, Spanish, and Italian are referred to as "Latin-based" languages, and English is not.
  54. Profile photo of LittleMickey
    LittleMickey Female 18-29
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    April 29, 2011 at 4:12 pm
    This guy reminds me of my grandpa. :)
  55. Profile photo of Roflmaos
    Roflmaos Male 18-29
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    May 1, 2011 at 7:23 am
    Well....english is still easy.
  56. Profile photo of xoxnameless
    xoxnameless Female 18-29
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    May 6, 2011 at 8:22 pm
    That`s one of the most impressive things I`ve seen on this site yet. I always try to get that point across, and this is perfect.

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