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Date: 06/30/12 11:45 AM

42 Responses to Why The English Language Is So Hard To Learn [Pic]

  1. Profile photo of kitteh9lives
    kitteh9lives Female 70 & Over
    8044 posts
    June 30, 2012 at 6:34 am
    Link: Why The English Language Is So Hard To Learn - Since I sense it doesn`t make sense.
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    nubblins Female 18-29
    1743 posts
    June 30, 2012 at 11:51 am
    So some words have two meanings?
    THAT`S SUCH A HARD CONCEPT TO UNDERSTAND. MY POOR BRAAAAAINNN...
  3. Profile photo of Idlerlee2
    Idlerlee2 Male 18-29
    135 posts
    June 30, 2012 at 11:59 am
    The English language is incredibly easy to learn, compared to other common languages like Mandarin, German and French.

    The grammar is infinitely easier to grasp, and there is a larger source to soak in your information from around the western world.

    Also I Have A Question About The Captions. Are They Always Written With The First Letter In Every Word Large, Or Is That Just To Annoy The Hell Out Of Me.
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    tsheriff Male 18-29
    256 posts
    June 30, 2012 at 12:04 pm
    i didnt have a problem with any of them
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    kitteh9lives Female 70 & Over
    8044 posts
    June 30, 2012 at 12:15 pm
    Idlerlee2, it`s because that`s the way fancy wants it.
    Some men you just can`t reach, like fancylad. So you get the titles we have here, which is the way he wants it... well, he gets it. I don`t like it any more than you men.
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    handimanner Male 60-69
    2095 posts
    June 30, 2012 at 12:17 pm
    Also: they aren`t Butterflies, they are Flutterbys.
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    jacos27 Male 18-29
    246 posts
    June 30, 2012 at 12:18 pm
    @Ilderlee2

    it is proper for the titles of things to always have each word be capitalized (with the exception for small insignificant words like "the" or "and" etc.) Notice, that the title portion is all caps but the comment side is not...
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    Idlerlee2 Male 18-29
    135 posts
    June 30, 2012 at 12:26 pm
    @meneado, not jumping at your post, but a post in reference to it!

    If every online humor/slapstick page should have their own exclusive content. You would end up with a less free internet. (Since content is restricted).

    So, in essence, it really shouldn`t matter if you see something two places
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    kitteh9lives Female 70 & Over
    8044 posts
    June 30, 2012 at 12:26 pm
    10 internet points for anyone who gets my quote. ;-)
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    LandoGriffin Male 30-39
    3844 posts
    June 30, 2012 at 12:40 pm
    There are so many more of these:

    The sports league sanctioned the new tournament.

    When my contract ends, I will resign.
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    LandoGriffin Male 30-39
    3844 posts
    June 30, 2012 at 12:40 pm
    Kitteh: Cool Hand Luke. What we have here is failure to communicate.
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    Steelgrid Male 30-39
    2700 posts
    June 30, 2012 at 12:46 pm
    Dont forget,

    "Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo"

    This is in fact a complete sentence.
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    ExtraCredit Male 50-59
    451 posts
    June 30, 2012 at 12:48 pm
    Yeah, we`ve the only language with homonyms. Nice try, but I ain`t buyin`.
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    honkeylips Male 30-39
    1586 posts
    June 30, 2012 at 12:51 pm
    Just remember kitteh no man can eat 50 eggs.
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    jops360 Male 30-39
    689 posts
    June 30, 2012 at 1:05 pm
    steelgrid - no it is not. where is the punctuation.
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    emmettyville Female 40-49
    4348 posts
    June 30, 2012 at 1:11 pm
    everyones just jealous of our cool words.
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    techgeek07 Male 30-39
    2593 posts
    June 30, 2012 at 1:23 pm
    @Kitteh9lives Civil war by guns and roses off of use your illusion 2.
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    FredSpudman Male 18-29
    653 posts
    June 30, 2012 at 1:23 pm
    But other languages have genders for every damn thing and it`s tricky to remember them because in one language bridge can be male and in another female.
  19. Profile photo of FredSpudman
    FredSpudman Male 18-29
    653 posts
    June 30, 2012 at 1:25 pm
    @techgeek "Civil War" samples Strother Martin`s speech in the 1967 movie, Cool Hand Luke: "What we`ve got here is... failure to communicate. Some men you just can`t reach. So you get what we had here last week, which is the way he wants it... well, he gets it. I don`t like it any more than you men."
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    foolsowl Male 40-49
    31 posts
    June 30, 2012 at 1:26 pm
    More reasons English makes no sense,
    good food
    laughter daughter
    heard beard
    ache mustache
    canal anal
    our language clearly doesn`t care to follow it`s own rules
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    foolsowl Male 40-49
    31 posts
    June 30, 2012 at 1:34 pm
    @jops360 yes it is a correct sentence.here
  22. Profile photo of Atrayu4u
    Atrayu4u Female 18-29
    1478 posts
    June 30, 2012 at 2:22 pm
    Idlerlee2, I believe the caption is suppose to be like a title, as in the title of a book/the title of a link on the site. So -most- of the words should be capitalied, but not all.

    I have a -huge- problem with words. I hate so many of them. I also read a lot, so I get annoyed when an author uses some words too often, like defile(s) and orient(ed). But what really bothers me is.. hmm. Say the word colon properly. Now say colonic properly. And there are so many other words I know but can`t come up with just now... And yet words like acrobat and acrobatic work just fine.
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    Atrayu4u Female 18-29
    1478 posts
    June 30, 2012 at 2:24 pm
    radio and radiography is another example.
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    Atrayu4u Female 18-29
    1478 posts
    June 30, 2012 at 2:28 pm
    What. Is up with the double posting. For real.
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    5Cats Male 50-59
    32805 posts
    June 30, 2012 at 2:38 pm
    More song lyrics fun!

    "There`s a sign on the wall but she wants to be sure
    `Cause you know sometimes words have two meanings"

    That one`s EASY! But...
    Guess Who Covered It?
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    5Cats Male 50-59
    32805 posts
    June 30, 2012 at 2:48 pm
    "The wind wound down the windy windy road"

    I made up that in grade 11! Just to bother my English teacher! (didn`t work, he laffed)
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    mamba Male 18-29
    628 posts
    June 30, 2012 at 4:36 pm
    Even English speakers find that that is a problem.
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    FeeFee Female 18-29
    583 posts
    June 30, 2012 at 5:20 pm
    Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo, buffalo Buffalo buffalo, anyone?
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    carmium Female 50-59
    6381 posts
    June 30, 2012 at 5:32 pm
    We like to act like other languages don`t have this kind of stuff going on. I picked up a book on learning Chinese once, and it warned that up front that it wasn`t easy. As an example, it gave a certain monosyllable that meant fish, itchy, shopping, hammer, wheel - or something like that, anyway. Context and inflection were the only ways to distinguish at least six common words from one another.
    Do you prefer German? You have to remember which of THREE genders every noun in the language has.
    French has horribly cumbersome conjugations of verbs - all the common ones being "irregular" - compared to English`s "building block" system:
    I have run/I might have run/I could have run, etc. It`s a different conjugation for each in France!
    So we tend to have odd spellings and things - it`s not the worst thing in learning a new language!
  30. Profile photo of SubstanceD
    SubstanceD Male 18-29
    76 posts
    June 30, 2012 at 6:23 pm
    If you think that`s bad you`ve never seen the Chinese Poem "Lion-Eating Poet in the Stone Den". It`s a 92 character poem where every syllable is the sound "shi" but in different tones.

    Link
  31. Profile photo of HalfPintRoo
    HalfPintRoo Female 18-29
    2765 posts
    June 30, 2012 at 6:28 pm
    and yet I had no trouble reading it (I`m surprised after the fact)
  32. Profile photo of Atrayu4u
    Atrayu4u Female 18-29
    1478 posts
    June 30, 2012 at 7:15 pm
    My dad told me about one that his teacher wrote on the blackboard one time..

    That that that that teacher used was correct.

    Or That "that" that that, etc.
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    SilverThread Male 30-39
    3431 posts
    June 30, 2012 at 9:48 pm
    drat those drating draters.

    Nah, English is perfect.
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    bluevayero Male 18-29
    226 posts
    July 1, 2012 at 12:17 am
    1) That that is is that that is not is not is that it it is
    2) James while John had had had had had had had had had had had a better effect on the teacher
    google those
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    lukas1051 Male 18-29
    3426 posts
    July 1, 2012 at 5:15 am
    Forgot English is the only language with homographs.
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    andybme Male 50-59
    296 posts
    July 1, 2012 at 7:22 am
    He then resumed reading the resume
  37. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36665 posts
    July 1, 2012 at 7:26 am

    The learned man learned much as he crooked his crooked finger.
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    thenedman Male 18-29
    294 posts
    July 1, 2012 at 7:43 am
    Ok I know a lot of this is going to be bleeped out but.

    One of the drating great things about the drating English language is that you can drating put drating wherever you drat want and it still makes drating sense.
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    ilfg Male 18-29
    336 posts
    July 1, 2012 at 9:05 am
    Andybme
    resume in that context isn`t english
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    tedgp Male 30-39
    3287 posts
    July 1, 2012 at 12:24 pm
    Its even harder to learn once americans butcher it and then try to say its "american english".
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    slimofswiv Male 30-39
    116 posts
    July 2, 2012 at 8:53 am
    i love that our language is what it is, all you yanks fcuk it up, like a bunch of inbred mongs, the aussies do ok with it, and the rest of the world need to catch up and speak our tongue, so fix up and look sharp ffs ;-)
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    dm2754 Male 40-49
    3336 posts
    July 2, 2012 at 10:01 am
    you get that in all languages it one of the frist things you notice wen learing a new language.
    japanese
    HAshi =chopsticks
    haSHI =bridge
    and so on

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